The mayor of San Salvador, Mario Durán, met with South Korean ambassador Choo Won-Hoon to discuss furthering alliances for the benefit of the capital and its residents.
During the meeting, officials addressed issues focused on investment, tourism, and spaces for cultural exchanges. They also referred to the treatment of solid waste and possibilities for cooperation in areas related to education and technology.
Likewise, the South Korean ambassador recognized the leadership of Mayor Mario Durán and congratulated him on the plans and projects that he is executing in San Salvador since he is in charge of the commune.
On August 30, El Salvador and the Republic of Korea celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations, so the mayor of the capital took the opportunity to give a present to Ambassador Choo, as a symbol of friendship and bilateral relations between the two nations.
It was a torogoz, the Salvadoran national bird, with which the capital commune sought to represent the country’s culture and patriotism.
For his part, the diplomat gave Duran a present from the Busan Convention and Exhibition Center, a site that represents culture and entertainment for the Asian country.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Korea is a strategic partner and ally for the government of President Nayib Bukele, with whom it has managed to build strong political and economic cooperation ties, which have given way to the country’s contribution in the areas of health, education, innovation, local development, agriculture, local development, institutional strengthening, and climate change.
Alliances with South Korea have contributed to the execution of logistics infrastructure projects.