Tak Jeong, representative director and president of POSCO, met with Minister Santiago Cafiero at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Argentina on Sept. 1 (local time) and asked for support for the Korea’s hosting of the ‘2030 Busan Expo,’ the POSCO announced on Sept. 19.
Argentina is the world’s fourth largest lithium-producing country and POSCO Group is the first Korean company to commercialize lithium in Argentina.
This meeting was held once again after CEO Choi Jeong-woo of POSCO Group met with President Alberto Angel Fernandez of Argentina in March to request support for the hosting of the Busan Expo and POSCO group has been meeting senior officials from the Argentine government to spur negotiations.
At this meeting, Tak Jeong, president of POSCO repeatedly emphasized that Busan, Korea’s number one port city, is the best city to host the World Expo and Jang Myung-soo, Korean Ambassador to Argentina, also attended the event as one-team of the public-private sectors to actively support the hosting of the World Expo.
In addition, President Jeong explained the 7 core businesses such as secondary battery materials, lithium, and nickel projects of the POSCO Group, which is being reborn as a representative company for global eco-friendly future materials. He also thanked the Argentine government for its cooperation and support.