Pakistan–South Korea relations

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Pakistan-South Korea relations
Map indicating locations of Pakistan and South Korea


South Korea

Pakistan–South Korea relations refers to bilateral diplomatic relationship between Pakistan and South Korea. Since the 1980s, the relations between two Asian states have been improved and periodically enhanced. Pakistan has an embassy in Seoul, South Korea,[1] and South Korea has an embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.[2] South Korea is also member of Friends of Democratic Pakistan.

Trade links[edit]

Bilateral trade between the two countries is around US$1.1 billion.[3] Both sides have expressed interest to further promote the trade and investment relationship between the two countries. KOTRA (Korea Trade Centre) is playing vital role in enhancing the trade relation between Korea and Pakistan [4]

People traffic[edit]

In 2005 there were up to 7,000 Pakistanis living in South Korea.[5]

Bilateral visits[edit]

In November 2003, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf paid a three-day official visit to Seoul, South Korea.[6] In spite of Pakistan's friendly relationship with North Korea, Pakistan maintains a strong base in South Korea, with more trade agreements with South Korea and friendly treaty signed by both countries.

Overall Pakistan has supported a reunification of Korea.

See also[edit]