The Higher Joint Committee for strategic co-operation between the State of Qatar and the Republic of South Korea held its fourth meeting in the Korean capital, Seoul. The meeting was chaired by HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada, and S Korean Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Joo Hyung Hwan.
The meeting was attended by Qatar’s ambassador to South Korea Mohammed Abdullah al-Dehaimi, and a number of representatives of ministries and Qatari institutions including the Ministry of Energy and Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Interior, and Ministry of Health, Qatar Investment Authority, the Civil Aviation Authority, Qatar Foundation, the Public Works Authority, Kahramaa, Qatar Airways, RasGas, and QP.
The Ministry of Energy and Industry said in a statement that the meeting aimed to discuss co-operation between the two countries in various fields, within the framework of the implementation of what was agreed upon during summit meetings between HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and President Park Geun-hye of South Korea, in November 2014 and March 2015.
During yesterday’s meeting, the committee discussed ways of enhancing joint co-operation and development taking place in the agreements that had been reached during the previous three meetings. The committee also discussed various areas of co-operation between the two countries which include economic, commercial and investment co-operation, as well as agriculture, science and technology, defence and national security, information technology and communication technology, education, health and medical services.
The committee also reviewed the draft resolutions raised by the preparatory committee meeting which was held last Wednesday where it was agreed during the preparatory meeting to review the results and follow-up every six months.
The preparatory meeting agreed on the Korean side support for the plan of Qatar to set up health insurance system by taking advantage of the Korean experience in this field.
The meeting praised the successful co-operation for treatment of Qatari patients in South Korean hospitals as well as the launching of the joint medical forum to be held in Doha on December 30.
The Higher Committee decided to hold its fifth session in the second half of 2017. The two sides signed the minutes of the fourth session of the Higher Joint Committee for strategic co-operation between the State of Qatar and the Republic of South Korea, by Minister HE Dr Mohammed al-Sada and the Korean Minister Joo Hyung Hwan.