President Park to embark on 9-day trip to India & SwitzerlandUpdated: 2014-01-10 AM 6:27:39 (KST)
The creative economy will be the key theme of President Park's trip to India and Switzerland.
The concept encourages collaboration between creative ideas and the science and technology sector to produce new growth engines for the economy.
In India, President Park is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and the two are expected to discuss cooperation in the sectors of security, trade and investment and, most importantly, science and information communications technology -- the key parts of a creative economy.
Further cooperation in this field with India, a huge market with a population of 1.2 billion, is expected to give a boost to President Park's vision for a creative economy, which is one of the major goals of her three-year economic reform plan, unveiled earlier this week.
In the Swiss capital of Bern, President Park will hold a bilateral summit with President of the Swiss Confederation Didier Burkhalter and the two are expected to seek ways to expand cooperation in various fields, especially science and technology and vocational training, sectors that are strengths for the European country.
President Park's trip marks the first state visit by a Korean president to Switzerland.
During her stay in that country, she will also attend the World Economic Forum in Davos and give a keynote speech on the creative economy and entrepreneurship.
"The presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae says President Park plans to introduce her economic reform plan, which centers around the creative economy, and promote Korea's economic and investment environment to bring more foreign business to the country.
Eoh Jin-joo, Arirang News."
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