South Korea’s ambassador to Pakistan, Kwak Sung-Kyu, called Balochistan’s chief minister Jam Kamal to discuss his country’s investment plan in the province.
Kamal informed the Korean envoy of the investment potential in the agricultural, fishing, mineral, energy and livestock sectors of Balochistan.
“South Korean companies can invest in the provincial fisheries sector and set up processing and packaging plants,” Kamal said, adding that the fish processing units have been exporting fish to the international market through Gwadar.
The prime minister of Balochistan assured the envoy that it would be provided to investors in every way possible.
“Export and economic processing zones are being established in Balochistan,” the envoy said.
“Gwadar has become the flagship city in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor [CPEC] and will provide industrial and economic opportunities for our young people.”
Sung-Kyu expressed interest in investment opportunities in Balochistan.
He also told the Chief Minister that the Korean government would assist the Balochistan government in the development of fishing skills and programs.
“Students in Balochistan will have the opportunity to study in Korea through joint educational programs,” he added.
A day earlier, the Korean ambassador handed over the keys of six police vehicles to the Balochistan police at a ceremony held in the office of the head of government.
Baluchistan’s inspector general of police, Mohsin Hassan Butt, received the keys to the vehicles, which he said would help reinforce efforts to make the province safer and more secure.
The chief minister of Balochistan was also present on the occasion.
Kamal said that this gesture by the people of South Korea to the people of Balochistan will further strengthen the ties between the two countries.
The ambassador, accompanied by his diplomats and businessmen from South Korea, expected the vehicles to help the provincial police to enforce the law. He also informed the Chief Minister about the important contributions of South Korea in the field of economy and investment in Pakistan and expressed his hope to promote them in Balochistan in particular.
In the end, the Balochistan IGP thanked the ambassador for the vehicles and expressed his determination to strengthen police cooperation to make citizens safe.