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Published on : Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Ambassador Choi while delivering speech at the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AustCham) Mid-Year Sundowner at the Australia Centre in Seoul, mentioned that he shared successful talks between President Moon Jae-in and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on trade and tourism at the latest G20 summit in Germany.
The event was attended by over 100 local and overseas business representatives. The evening represented an opportunity for the ambassador to greet and applaud the entire business community for their immense hard work in developing trade and business between Korea and Australia.
To quote Choi, “We have companies taking the lead in looking at export opportunities in the Korean market, enhancing the awareness of Australia here in the Korean market and building those people-to-people links that become the bridge, the foundation of a future relationship.”
Choi highlighted the 30,000 Korean students currently studying in Australian schools and universities as well as the growing tourism industry.
“We currently have over 300,000 Korean tourists visiting Australia, the highest recorded number yet,” Choi said.
After the speech, members were invited to try an array of foods, beers and wines from Australia.
AustCham Korea symbolizes Australian and Korean business interests. Twenty years back, the organization was set up with over 250 members. AustCham targets to develop Australian businesses in Korea by offering information, connections and representation respectively.