S. Korea, Denmark to hold summit next week

The leaders of South Korea and Denmark will hold a summit in Seoul next week to discuss bilateral cooperation on a range of regional and global issues, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Monday, source from Yonhap News.

During their summit on Oct. 25, President Park Geun-hye and Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen will exchange their views on cooperation in trade, investment, electronic governance and renewable energy, among other topics, Cheong Wa Dae said in a press release.

The leaders will also discuss their collaboration in addressing North Korea-related issues and responding to climate change, the press release read.

Following their summit, the two leaders will oversee the signing of some memorandums of understanding over bilateral cooperation.

Park and Rasmussen have so far met each other five times at official meetings or brief talks, including the latest encounter on the sidelines of a U.N. climate change gathering in Paris last year.

South Korea and Denmark elevated their relationship to a strategic partnership in 2011 and forged a "green growth" alliance aimed at jointly tackling climate change.

Denmark is one of the countries that came to the peninsula in support of South Korea during the 1950-53 Korean War. It sent a hospital ship, named Jutlandia, which treated some 4,000 troops and 6,000 civilians over the course of the war.

Bilateral trade reached US$2.4 billion last year with South Korea exporting such items as ships, cars and synthetic resins from the Northern European country and importing medicine, livestock products, machinery and other items.

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