A meeting was held on 28th February.
The delegation included Minister of the Embassy for Political Affairs Ha Tae-yeok, Consul General Kim Se-un, Police Attache Lee Jeong-cheol, and Interpreter Mariya Silchenko.
The sides discussed potential cooperation in new areas, including IT. The Minister then met with the students of the Institute of International Relations, History and Oriental Studies.
Just last November, Minister Ha visited KFU, and a number of agreements were reached. In particular, the University will become a venue for the national contest in Korean language. At that meeting, a proposal was made by the Korean side to establish links with two dozen Korean universities that had specifically shown interest in expanding to Russia. KFU already has ties with ten Korean institutions, and an increase would be welcome.
This time, the students were the focus of the visit. Mr. Ha started with a little cultural discourse about Korean personal names. As for the students, they asked whether South Koreans have interest in Russian studies. The Minister answered that there is such interest in all major Korean universities, although it has subsided in comparison with the 1990s. To attract more Russian language experts, Leo Tolstoy Centers and Alexander Pushkin Centers are being opened in South Korea.
In other questions, the students were interested in the most popular higher education majors in South Korea, bilateral trade and economic relations, and family values in the country. Minister Ha answered in detail.