Discussion to center in the cooperation of air service, airport operation, and housing and infrastructure development

Korean delegation led by Dr. Eo, Myeong-so, Vice Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, will visit Kuwait from 5th March to 6th March. During their visit, the delegation will discuss the cooperation in air service, airport operation, and housing and infrastructure development.

In the 1980s, there was a direct flight between Kuwait and Korea, but the operation was stopped in 1986. The delegation will discuss the way to revitalize the air service between the two countries with H.E. Mr. Ammar Mohammed Al-Ajmi, Minister of State of National Assembly Affairs and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, and the acting General Manager of Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Eng. Saleh Abdalla Al-fadaghi. They will also consult the partnership on the T2 and T4 operations of the Kuwait International Airport. A Korean company, Incheon International Airport Company (IIAC), is currently operating the T4, and IIAC is also short-listed for the T2 operation tender. Dr. Eo and Mr. Al-Ajmi will also discuss how to develop a smart city in Kuwait through collaboration between the governments.

The delegation also plans to meet with H.E. Dr. Amani Bu Qumaz, Minister of Public Works and Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy, and H.E. Mr. Waleed Khaled Al-Bader, CEO of KIPIC. They will examine the way to strengthen cooperation in Infrastructure development. Korea has been the key player in Infrastructure development in Kuwait. Jaber Causeway was built by Korean companies. Korean companies were also leading players in developing Clean Fuel Project and Al Zour Refinery Project. The delegation expects that this visit will further promote the cooperation in infrastructure between the two countries.

H.E. Chung Byung-ha, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the State of Kuwait, mentions, “Dr. Eo worked in the Korean Embassy as an economic secretary for three years. He understands Kuwait and has a special affection for it. He is the right person to vitalize the bilateral relationship between our two countries after the pandemic.” and adds, “Through this visit, I hope that partnership between the two countries in aviation, housing, and infrastructure would be further strengthened.”

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