The Ambassador of South Korea, Lee Wook-heon, said that 400 Korean companies are currently working in Uzbekistan and employing dozens of thousands of Uzbek citizens.

Completing his mission in Uzbekistan, Lee Wook-heon was received by the Ministry of Labor. The sides discussed issues of cooperation between the two countries in the field of employment. The meeting noted that the current cooperation between Uzbekistan and the Republic of Korea applies to ICT, energy resources, automotive, textile, financial and many other areas. “Today, in Uzbekistan, operate 400 Korean companies, developing mutually beneficial business by creating tens of thousands of jobs and dissemination of advanced technologies and management know-how. A significant joint project was the establishment of vocational training centers, through which Korean experts share with young Uzbek experience and technology. In my memory will live projects, which have become symbols of cooperation and trust between our countries, including those related to the Ministry of Labor in Uzbekistan,” the diplomat said.

Thanking the Ambassador for his active work, A.Abduhakimov stressed that “it is a project to create training centers for the period of his diplomatic mission has found a ‘second wind’.  The first stone was laid on the center in Samarkand and plans to establish similar centers in Shahrisabz, Urgench and Kokand. The training is already more than 1,500 center people have been trained in Tashkent. 95.8% of graduates are employed at the center of high-paying jobs for the first month. He expressed confidence that the new ambassador will continue working in this direction.