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Trade Minister Kim signs trade deals with five Central American counterparts 2018-11-22
Seoul, Korea - The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced that Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong signed free trade agreements with representatives from five Central American countries in Seoul on February 21.

The five Central American ministers were El Salvadoran Economy Minister Tharsis Salomón López Guzmán, Honduran Minister of Economic Development Arnaldo Castillo, Costa Rican Minister of Foreign Trade Alexander Mora, Nicaraguan Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce Orlando Solórzano Delgadillo, and Panamanian Vice Minister of Commerce and Industry Diana Salazar.

The signing of the Korea-Central America FTA took place about two years and eight months after the first official negotiation launched in June 2015.

During the opening remarks at the signing ceremony, Trade Minister Kim said that the trade deals will lead to the formation of a more comprehensive, strategic partnership between Korea and Central America.

Trade Minister Kim and his counterparts also discussed ways to maximize the benefits of the agreements and promised to work together for their implementation.