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UAE President receives South Korea’s head of state

UAE President receives South Korea’s head of state

President Yoon Suk Yeol, who is accompanied by First Lady Kim Keon-hee, is in the UAE on a state visit

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UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Yoon Suk Yeol, President of the Republic of Korea, who is on a multi-day visit to the UAE.

Upon his arrival at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, President Yoon Suk Yeol, accompanied by First Lady Kim Keon-hee, was welcomed with an official reception ceremony.

The ceremony included a performance of the Korean national anthem, followed by 21 artillery rounds fired, and guards of honour lining up to salute the distinguished guest, according to the state news agency WAM.

Prior to the arrival of the South Korean President’s convoy to the palace square, the Fursan Al Emarat aerobatics team flew over the palace sky, forming the Korean flag.

Welcoming the Korean President were a group of dignitaries, ministers and senior officials, WAM reported.

The South Korean President was received by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on his arrival a day earlier.

Read: South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol arrives in UAE on state visit

The South Korean leader, who will be attending Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, will meet a number of state officials and visit development projects during the trip. Topics discussed during the visit will include nuclear energy, climate change, health, the space sector, smart agriculture and culture.

The UAE and South Korea have officially had bilateral relations since 1980; the countries have worked closely on many projects together, including the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.

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