Press release

AFR EU-South Korea Summit


Immediately after the closing of the ASEM 4 Summit on 24 September, there will be an informal EU - South Korea Summit. The Summit is the first such meeting between Europe and South Korea.

Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen will represent the EU at the meeting with Korean President Kim Dae-jung, in which also Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Per Stig Møller will take part. Other participants include EU Commission President Romano Prodi, European Commissioner for External Relations Chris Patten and EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy.

On the occasion of the Summit, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmus-sen states:

”I am looking forward to the EU-South Korea Summit, which is the first meeting of its kind. At the same time, it is one of President Kim Dae-jung’s last official acts before he leaves office.

The meeting will primarily be concerned with relations on the Korean Peninsula, including South Korea and the EU’s dialogue with North Korea. We shall, of course, also discuss the bilateral connections be-tween the EU and South Korea, and I expect our discussions to in-clude an opportunity to consider the matter of Korean state aid for shipyards.”

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The Summit will take place from 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM at Eigtveds Pakhus.

The Prime Minister will hold a press conference with EU Commission President Romano Prodi at 3:25 PM at Eigtveds Pakhus, Room III.

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There will also be photo opportunities in connection with: - The Prime Minister’s reception of President Kim Dae-jung at 2:10 PM at the entrance of Eigtveds Pakhus, - At the beginning of the meeting at 2:14 PM in Room II in Eigtveds Pakhus, and - when Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen takes leave of President Kim Dae-jung at 3:20 PM at the entrance of Eigtveds Pakhus.

Contact information Head of Section Jesper Fersløv Andersen, phone +45 3392 2235/ +45 4080 3688.