South Korea explores digital and environmental cooperation with El Salvador

El Salvador and South Korea celebrate 60 years of diplomatic relations this year, and in this framework, the Asian nation seeks to strengthen its ties with the country, and is exploring investments in digital and environmental matters, said the president of the Korean Council on Latin America and the Caribbean (KCLAC), Han Byung-Ki.

The diplomat said that when they received a visit in Seoul from the Minister of Public Works, Romeo Rodríguez, he invited them to learn about the Los Chorros viaduct construction project, which encouraged the interest of several Korean businessmen.

He indicated that, in addition to advances in logistics and infrastructure, South Korea is interested in supporting El Salvador in promoting the digitization of the country and in taking actions to care for the environment, areas where the Asian nation is a benchmark.

“I have no doubt that the cooperation between El Salvador and South Korea will be as relevant as the one with other countries in the world,” said Han Byung – Ki.

He added that he is aware of the important work carried out by El Salvador in terms of Internet penetration and the priority bet on tourism, and he also highlighted the legal security that the country offers international investors.

“With the culmination of the COVID-19 pandemic, I hope that more Koreans will visit the main tourist attractions in El Salvador, and more companies will invest in El Salvador,” he said.

He also pointed out that the generation of this forum also aims to encourage El Salvador’s vote in favor of Busan, the South Korean city that is competing against Raid, Saudi Arabia, and Rome, Italy, to become the venue for the 2030 World Expo.

The Korean representative pointed out that, for his country, it is of great importance to obtain Salvadoran support to host the event that takes place over six months in a row and becomes the venue where all the countries of the world exhibit the greatest technological innovations. industrial, commercial, and artistic, in order to provide solutions to global challenges.


Within the framework of the forum, the South Korean company City Oil Field presented its business proposal, which consists of generating oil from recycled plastic, an option that could be integrated in El Salvador, according to the organizers of the activity.