The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) held a luncheon meeting at the FKI Conference Center in Yeouido, Seoul on July 25th, inviting Philip Goldberg, the new U.S. ambassador to Korea.
Ambassador Goldberg of the U.S. to Korea and CEOs of major Korean companies investing in the U.S. attended the event, and various topics ranging from recent global issues such as the launch of the India-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and weak supply chains to ways to expand economic cooperation between the two countries were discussed.
Major corporate figures, including TYM Chairman Kim Hee-yong, Lotte Vice Chairman Song Yong-deok, Hanwha Vice Chairman Geum Chun-soo, Nongshim Vice Chairman Park Joon, DB Hi-tech Vice Chairman Choi Chang-sik, Pungsan President Park Woo-dong, and Samyang President Eom Tae-woong, attended the event.
"The Korea-U.S. relationship, which has expanded to economic alliances such as the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA), is now becoming a new global alliance. As Korean companies' investment in the U.S. has increased significantly, our companies, which are already active as U.S. corporate citizens, are the best partners for the prosperity of Indian Pacific," said Huh Chang-soo, chairman of the FKI.
Meanwhile, the FKI said it will hold a general meeting of the 34th Korea-U.S. business conference in Seoul from Oct. 19 to 20 with the US Chamber of Commerce.