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S. Korean, Czech presidents exchange letters to mark 30th anniversary of bilateral ties

All News 16:50 July 10, 2020

SEOUL, July 10 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in and his Czech counterpart, Milos Zeman, have exchanged letters to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of their countries' diplomatic relations, the foreign ministry said Friday.

In the letter, Moon said he welcomed the steady expansion and development of the two countries' cooperation in economic, political and other areas since they established diplomatic ties in 1990, according to the ministry.

Moon also said that he was delighted over the Czech Republic's cooperation in handling a range of issues related to the coronavirus pandemic, including the return home of overseas South Koreans.

In his letter, the Czech president voiced hope that the 30th anniversary will provide a new impetus to efforts to enhance bilateral cooperation in science research and new technologies, according to the ministry.

Zeman also assessed that South Korea's response to COVID-19 has become an exemplary model for other countries, and welcomed the development of "mutually beneficial" relations between the two countries.

Deputy Foreign Minister Kim Gunn delivered Moon's letter to Czech Republic's Ambassador to South Korea Gustav Slamecka, while Rudolf Jindrak, a presidential aide, handed over Zeman's letter to Seoul's Ambassador Kim Tae-jin.

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