03 June 2009
Opening Remark was made by Mr. Sohn Kyung Shik, Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Keynote Speech follows by President Lee Myung Bak of Republic of Korea. President Lee very much encourage trading ASEAN-KOREA trading specially during this hard time. He highlighted the theme of this summit, mutual trust and turning challenges into opportunity. President Lee gave out 3 main points: I) Increase trade/investment, stopping TRADE BARRIERS to boost ASEAN-KOREA to 100billion by 2015. II) Culture exchange and Tourism. III) Strengthen GREEN GROWTH. Prior to the summit, President LEE held a private meeting with ASEAN top CEO including our Chairwoman Madam Lim. Cambodia's Prime Minister also held a private meeting between Korean top companies and his cabinet on how to attract more Korean investors into Cambodia. There were 9 Korean companies joining the meeting.
Conclusion, this summit is to enhance ASEAN-KOREAN relationship specially at this down time.
Posted by PHNOM PENH SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE at 12:14 PM