Korea has signed a deal that will likely give it a competitive edge in winning a bid to construct nuclear power plants in South Africa later this year.
Korea's Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Shin Kak-soo and South Africa's energy minister, Dipuo Peters, met in Seoul on Friday to sign an M-O-U for the peaceful use of and joint cooperation in nuclear power technology.
This is Korea's 24th nuclear cooperation agreement and the first signed in 38 years following one with the US in 1972.
The agreement is expected to pave the way for Korean companies to participate in nuclear power plant construction projects in the African nation.
The deal was signed during a visit to Seoul by South Africa's Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.