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Isle of Man aims for economic ties with South Korea

Mr Choo Kyu-ho, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the UK and the chief minister of the Isle of Man Allan Bell
Image caption South Korea is the fourth largest economy in Asia

The Isle of Man government has welcomed a delegation from South Korea, with the aim of encouraging business and investment from the Far East.

The South Korean Ambassador to the UK, His Excellency Choo Kyu-ho, has been on a two-day visit to the island.

He was accompanied by Minister Counsellor Kim Yong-jin and Counsellor Shin Jae-shik.

Chief Minister Allan Bell said it was part of a strategy to enhance the island's international profile.

During its visit, the South Korean delegation was given an overview of the Manx economy in a series of meetings with senior island officials.

Mr Choo Kyu-ho said: "I have been particularly impressed by the Isle of Man's good governance, its creativity in terms of developing its economy, and its openness with the outside world.

"It has been a very productive visit and I hope it will be the beginning of a mutually beneficial relationship between the Isle of Man and the Republic of Korea."

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