Seoul: A Saudi youth delegation, participating in the Saudi-Korean Youth Forum, continued their interaction with the Korean youth after beginning their forum with a visit to the Korean Educational Development Institute in Seoul on Tuesday.
The Saudi youths visited the Korean Ministry of Education Science & Technology on Thursday where they explored knowledge based Economy and E-education programs.
They next visited Samsung offices where they where they given a visual demonstration of the company’s profile and history and also viewed all the new products. The youth delegation includes 26 students from different parts of the Kingdom and is headed by Dr. Yousuf Al-Saadoun, undersecretary at the Foreign Ministry for economic and cultural affairs.
They are accompanied by officials from the Foreign Ministry, Communications and Information Technology Commission, Culture and Information Ministry, and King Abdulziz City of Science and Technology.
The Saudi delegates are holding dialogue with their Korean counterparts on educational, social, technological, youth welfare and sports issues.
At the Korean Educational Development Institute, Dr. Hyeseung Maria Chang, a research fellow at the institute, briefed the delegation on the institute’s objectives and academic and research programs.
She commended the cooperation between Saudi Arabia and South Korea in education, adding that it began about three years ago. Hyeseung said the education system in Korea was instrumental in developing the country into a knowledge and industry-based economy.
“Higher education and professional training receive every support from the government,” Hyeseung said. “We also provide intensive training to teachers to improve the quality of education. We have introduced advanced technology to the education system.” Hyeseung answered the questions of Saudi delegates.