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Yoon seeks Colombia's support for bid to host 2030 World Expo in Busan

All News 15:43 June 15, 2022

SEOUL, June 15 (Yonhap) -- President Yoon Suk-yeol spoke by phone with Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez on Wednesday and asked for the country's support for South Korea's bid to host the 2030 World Expo in Busan, an official said.

The phone call came as South Korea and Colombia mark their 60th anniversary since establishing diplomatic ties this year.

Wednesday also marks 71 years since Colombian troops arrived at the southeastern port city of Busan to help the South fend off an invasion by North Korea in the 1950-53 Korean War.

"The president said he looks forward to continuing to develop the future-oriented and comprehensive cooperation partnership toward a new 60 years," the presidential official told reporters.

"He also asked for Colombia's special interest and support so that the World Expo can be held (in Busan), and the Colombian president expressed his support," the official said.

This photo, provided by the presidential office, shows President Yoon Suk-yeol speaking on the phone with Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez at his office in Seoul on June 15, 2022. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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