ISLAMABAD: Mr Suh Dong-gu, the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Korea paid his first courtesy call on Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs. The Special Assistant felicitated Ambassador Suh Dong-gu on his appointment as Ambassador to Pakistan.

He expressed confidence that during his assignment as the high representative of an important and friendly country, he would promote the existing level of bilateral relations between the two countries in all fields, especially trade, investment, energy, health and education.

The SAPM welcomed investment by Korean companies in various sectors of Pakistan's economy, especially in hydel projects. He also noted the increase in Korean development assistance.

Besides bilateral relations, the regional situation was also discussed. The Special Assistant highlighted the serious situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir and the atrocities being committed by Indian security forces on unarmed civilians, which needed to be strongly condemned by the international community.

The Special Assistant expressed his best wishes for the Ambassador's fruitful and mutually beneficial stay in Pakistan.