ABU DHABI, June 23, 2021 (WAM) – The United Arab Emirates and South Korea today held the first round of their Joint Consular Committee meetings, to strengthen their consular cooperation.
The first meeting followed their signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a Joint Consular Committee, which was signed by Faisal Lutfi, Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Consular Affairs. , and Lee Heon, Deputy Minister of Consular Affairs and Overseas Koreans.
During the meeting, Lutfi conveyed to the Korean delegation the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and praised the close relations between the two countries, especially in the consular affairs.
Lutfi stressed the importance of coordination on consular matters to strengthen their bilateral relations, and praised the steady progress of consular cooperation over the past two years, despite the global challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lee praised the UAE’s leading regional and international stature and underscored his country’s concern to strengthen consular cooperation between the two countries to serve their citizens.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed several consular issues of common interest and ways to enhance their consular cooperation.
Lutfi stressed the UAE’s concern to develop bilateral relations between the two countries, on the directives of its leaders, adding that relations between the UAE and South Korea have been developing steadily since the start of the pandemic.
Lee praised the development of bilateral relations between the two countries, especially in consular areas, while commending the UAE’s experience in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and its support for its Korean community.
The meeting brought together representatives of the relevant departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Interior and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, as well as representatives of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. .