Yoon returns home after visiting the UK and France

President of South Korea, Yeon Suk-yeol (second from right), shakes hands with King Charles III of the United Kingdom, accompanied by First Lady of South Korea, Kim Keun-hee (first from right), and Queen Camilla during an official farewell ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London on the 23rd. November 2023 (local time), the last day of Yoon’s four-day state visit to the European country. (Photo courtesy of the Press Corps. Resale and archiving prohibited)

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Yonhap) — South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol returned home Sunday from a trip to Europe that took him first to the United Kingdom for a state visit and then to France, to participate in the final push to achieve World 2030. Exhibition to Busan.

Yoon and First Lady Kim Keun-hye made a four-day state visit to London on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations and received a ceremonial welcome that included a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace and a state banquet organized by King Charles III.

The visit produced a new bilateral agreement called “Downing Street Agreement”To raise economic and security relations to the highest level, including improving relations Free Trade Agreement between South Korea and the United Kingdom Conducting joint naval patrols against those evading sanctions imposed on North Korea.

From London, Yoon headed to Paris on his second visit this year. To promote South Korea’s candidacy To host the World Expo 2030 in the southeastern city of Busan.

Yun attended a dinner, a working lunch and a reception for delegates from the 182 member states of the Bureau of International Expositions, the body charged with supervising the World Expo, just days away from choosing the host city, which will be held on Tuesday. .

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Yoon called for support, saying the Busan Expo will serve as a platform for finding solutions to global challenges and an opportunity for South Korea to return the favor it has received from the international community during its economic development.

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