Vice Chairman Park Jung-ho and CEO Ryu Young-sang of SK Telecom met with Surangel S. Whipps. Jr., the President of the Republic of Palau, on Aug. 20 and requested the Palauan government to support Busan’s bid to host the ‘World Expo 2030’.
They also discussed cooperation to upgrade Palau’s communication infrastructure, SK Telecom announced on Aug. 21.
At the meeting, Vice Chairman Park Jung-ho said, “The World Expo 2030 Busan highlights the seriousness of the global climate change and the need for each country to take an active response. It will also serve as a great opportunity for Palau to experience Korea’s innovative technologies and methodologies to respond to climate change.”
Palau’s President Surangel S. Whipps. Jr. said, “Palau is facing a climate crisis due to sea level rise caused by global warming. I highly appreciate that the World Expo 2030 Busan puts a great emphasis on the international community's interest and efforts to overcome climate change.”
SKT CEO Ryu Young-sang also suggested cooperation with the Palauan government to upgrade Palau’s current 4G LTE infrastructure to 5G. “Based on SKT’s technologies and experience accumulated through the world’s first commercialization of 5G, we can work together to build 5G infrastructure in Palau,” said CEO Ryu Young-sang.