South Korea – Visit by the minister of foreign affairs and international development (March 23-25, 2016)


Jean-Marc Ayrault, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, is visiting South Korea from March 23 to 25 in order to launch the Year of France in Korea. His visit is taking place as we celebrate the 130th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries this year.

Jean-Marc Ayrault will attend the production by the choreographer José Montalvo performed by the National Dance Company of Korea on March 23 in Seoul, marking the official launch of the Year of France in Korea. He will lead, together with his counterpart, Yun Byung-se, the first session of the French-Korean strategic dialogue on March 24.

The Year of France in Korea, which will focus on creativity and innovation, will run from March to December 2016. More than 200 events are scheduled to take place in Seoul and South Korea’s main cities, in areas as diverse as culture, the economy, innovation, academic cooperation, tourism, fine dining and sport.

In addition, South Korea was the guest of honor at the book fair which took place in Paris from March 17 to 23.