Chey Tae-won, chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry and SK Group, met with the prime ministers of Spain, Denmark, and Portugal in his role as a presidential envoy to ask for the three nations’ support for Busan’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo.
The Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on March 5 that Chey met with Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa on the morning of March 3 (local time). The meeting was held to discuss ways to expand economic cooperation between Korea and Portugal and ask for Portugal’s support for Busan’s World Expo bid.
Chairman Chey delivered a letter from President Yoon Suk-yeol requesting the promotion of cooperation between Korea and Portugal and support for Busan’s efforts to host the World Expo in 2030.
“Portugal is a leading country in renewable energy with renewable energy accounting for 54 percent of its electricity production,” Chey said. “We look forward to cooperation between the two countries in the fields of energy conservation and renewable energy. Korea and Portugal can seek ways to cooperate at the private level by holding a business roundtable between the two countries.”
“The Busan Expo will serve as a platform to discuss and find solutions to problems facing humanity,” Chey continued, “We will continue to contribute to human development and addressing common tasks by passing on our experience to the next host country.”