The photos show members of the Saudi delegation traveling with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (not pictured) leaving their hotel before being flown to Seoul on November 17, 2022.
According to a report published by the official Saudi Press Agency, “diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Korea are witnessing rapid positive development, in keeping with the continuous political and economic coordination between the leaderships of the two friendly countries towards various international issues of common concern, as well as their stability, stability and continuous good growth.”
And the agency continued: “The roots of diplomatic relations between the two countries go back to the year 1962 AD, when they signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations during the reign of His Majesty King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud – may God have mercy on him – and His Excellency the Korean President ‘Park Chung Hee’, and in the year 1973 Korea opened its embassy in the Kingdom. While the Kingdom opened its embassy in the Republic of Korea in the following year 1974, and this year 2022 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of these diplomatic relations.
She added: “The efforts of the strategic partnership between the Kingdom and the Republic of Korea began against the background of the meeting of His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister – may God protect him – and His Excellency the former President of Korea, Park Keun-hye, on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders’ Summit. In China in September 2016, during the meeting, they stressed the need to activate the work of the Saudi-Korean joint committee, enhance cooperation between the two countries in various fields, establish an official strategic partnership, and encourage the establishment of stronger trade and economic relations.
And she added: “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Korea launched (Saudi-Korean Vision 2030) in October 2017, when a joint committee was formed of representatives of relevant government agencies and agencies from the two countries, to review progress in this partnership, to approve vision projects and its implementation plans, and to overcome difficulties in Implementing it, and thus the Republic of Korea is one of the eight countries cooperating with the Kingdom to achieve Vision 2030.