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|Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won to visit |
The Prime Minister of Korea Chung Hong-won, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka and the end of this month ( 28th and 30th August ), the External Affairs Ministry said.
The Korean Premier's visit is a direct follow-up to the discussions at a Summit meeting held by the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa with his Korean counterpart during his state visit to Seoul in April 2012.
Meanwhile the Ministry also said that Sri Lanka has requested Korea to extend the quota for Sri Lankan migrant workers in Korea noting the dual advantages generated by the expat labour community of Sri Lanka in stimulating the capacity of both economies.
The Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs, Karunatilaka Amunugama made the request to the 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Korea Kim Kyou-hyun, the External Affairs Ministry said.
The Ministry said that the Korean authorities commended on the ability by the Sri Lankan labour force to be integrated into the Korean working culture expeditiously. Both sides acknowledged that the expat labour community of Sri Lanka is a strong base of enhancing people to people inter-actions between the two countries.