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UPDATED: 16:56, June 10, 2006
Portuguese PM promises to boost trade with S. Korea
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Portugal's Prime Minister Jose Socrates said here Friday that his country would further boost bilateral trade with South Korea five times the current levels over the next few years.

Socrates made the remarks at a joint press conference with visiting South Korean Prime Minister Han Myung-sook.

"We want to boost our trade relationship with South Korea, increasing the bilateral trade fivefold in the next few years," Socrates said.

He said Portugal welcomed South Korean companies to invest in Portugal and that his government would support Portuguese enterprises to make investments in South Korea.

For her part, Han said her country would further promote cooperation in various fields, such as trade, telegraphy and information technology, and strengthen communication and coordination with Portugal.

During Han's visit here, both sides signed political, cultural and economic agreements.

Han, who arrived here on Friday to continue her first-ever overseas tour since she took office in April, is scheduled to meet with Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva on Saturday.

Source: Xinhua

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