* Date : 2018-12-06
President Moon Jae-in made a state visit to Italy last October during his 9-day trip to Europe and agreed to upgrade Korea’s relationship with the country to a strategic partnership, setting a diplomatic framework to push for deeper political, security and economic cooperation.
Italy is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, the center stage for the Renaissance, and the country with the most UNESCO heritage sites. Every year, as many as one million Koreans visit Italy to enjoy its great cultural heritage and scenery, not to mention food. Also, the country has been maintaining a very friendly relationship with Korea since establishing diplomatic ties in 1884.
Therefore, this week on "The Diplomat," we invite Italian Ambassador to Korea Marco della Seta to talk about the current status of our relationship, cooperation and trade, as well as cultural exchanges.