“I take my hats off to President Duterte’s leadership which has enabled rapid economic growth and social stability, drawing great support from the people of the Philippines in the process,” Republic of Korea (South Korea) President Moon Jae-in said during a joint press briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte at Cheong Wa Dae (Blue House) in Seoul, South Korea on June 4 after their summit meeting.
“The Philippines is currently working to realize national Vision 2040 under President Duterte’s
outstanding leadership,” he said.
Moon said that South Korea will actively participate in the national developments of the Philippines.
“In particular, I look forward to seeing the Korean companies’ participation further expanded in the fields of transportation, energy and infrastructure through our cooperation in the new industries such as infocommunications as well as science and technology. We will create the growth engine for the future together,” he said.
“President Duterte and I agreed to designate the year 2019 as the year of mutual exchanges between Korea and the Philippines to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of our diplomatic relations,” he added.
“We agree to accelerate people-to-people exchanges along with various cultural cooperation projects,” he added.