Minister of Science, ICT, and Future Planning Choi Moon-ki announced that the Korean government will set up an IT support center in Singapore within this year. The minister met with Singaporean Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim and other high-ranking officials visiting Seoul on January 7 at the Westin Chosun Hotel located in Sogong-dong.
“I hope that today’s meeting will lead to greater mutual cooperation and the sharing of more good practices for creation and innovation in Asia,” said Minister Choi, adding that the IT support center will be established in Singapore before the end of this year in this context.
He went on, “The IT support center will facilitate cooperation between the ICT companies and venture firms in both countries and their joint penetration of the global market.” The participants discussed the opening of invitational events and seminars for information exchange and joint businesses on a larger scale between the companies, too.
The meeting had been proposed back in December last year, when President Park Geun-hye met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. At that time, she had offered to discuss creative economy issues, including those related to the broadcasting and communications industry, to capitalize on the visit of Mr. Yaacob Ibrahim.