Amb. Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs paid a courtesy call on H. E Lee Nak-yeon, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea as part of a decision reached between President Uhuru and the Prime Minister during their bilateral in Nairobi in July 2018, for the two countries to continue the exchange of high-level visits as a means of unlocking the full potential of Kenya- Korea strategic partnership.
During the meeting, it was agreed that Korea will open more opportunities including scholarships for Kenyan youth to study in Korea on emerging disciplines including Science and Technology subjects and competencies.
It was also agreed that Korea will complete a review of market access for Kenyan products to expedite the entry of Kenyan exports into most sectors of the Korean economy.
CS Juma commended Korea for its leadership in the search for sustainable peace, security and prosperity in the Korean Peninsula.
Korea affirmed that it will participate in the High-level Sustainable Blue Economy Conference on 26-28 November 2018, and expressed a strong interest that its private sector will mount an exhibition on blue economy on the margins of the conference.
On infrastructure, the Prime Minister informed that Korean companies are ready to work with the government to contribute to the Big Four Agenda especially affordable housing, and urged the CS to organize a visit by some of the large companies in housing and other social service like health and water.
On regional matters, the meeting reiterated that Kenya and Korea should continue to support South Sudan in assuring security and economic progress in the Horn of Africa.
On multilateral issues, the meeting agreed to review support for each other in the respective bids for non-permanent seats at the United Nations Security Council.