President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received special representative of the President of South Korea An Sang Su at Oqsaroy residence in Tashkent on 10 August.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the Uzbek-Korean relations and other issues representing mutual interest.
Islam Karimov said the relations between Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea were developing in all spheres.
An Sang Su said his country was interested in expanding relations with Uzbekistan and presented to Islam Karimov the message of the President of South Korea in connection with the 18th independence anniversary of Uzbekistan and 2,200th anniversary of Tashkent.
The two countries are expanding political, economic and humanitarian relations, and are supporting each other’s initiatives on the international arena.
Uzbekistan and South Korea are implementing a number of large joint projects in the economic sphere.
The volume of mutual trade in 2008 made up USD 1.567 billion, and the total South Korean investments in Uzbek economy have exceeded USD 2 billion.
The Uzbekistan-South Korea friendship society has been making a large contribution to the development of cultural relations.
Various festivals, exhibitions, concerts and other cultural events have become very frequent in the recent years.