State visit by President of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Yoon Suk Yeol to the Netherlands

The President of the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Yoon Suk Yeol, was on a state visit to the Netherlands, at the invitation of His Majesty the King Willem-Alexander, on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th of December 2023. He was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Kim Keon Hee. It is the first time that a president of the Republic of Korea has made a state visit since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1961. 

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a state visit to the Republic of Korea in 2014 and Prime Minister Rutte and President Yoon concluded a Strategic Partnership Agreement in November 2022.

The state visit offers the opportunity to further develop the good trade relationship between the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea and take a step further towards closer cooperation. Prosperity and stability in East Asia and the entire Indo-Pacific region is also on the agenda. 

The Netherlands and the Republic of Korea are partners with shared norms and values ​​who work together in areas such as sustainable energy, agriculture, and high-technology.

Speech of King Willem-Alexander

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