South Korea to provide assistance to vocational education in Sri Lanka

(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The Government of Republic of Korea would consider providing assistance to Sri Lanka in the field of vocational education and training, the Foreign Ministry said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of the Republic of Korea Yoo Eun-hye gave this assurance when Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris held discussions with her in Seoul recently.

Minister Peiris referred to extensive economic cooperation between the two countries, especially Overseas Development Assistance led by KOICA and the EXIM Bank of ROK. Minister Peiris expressed appreciation of the benefits derived by Sri Lanka from these programs.

The Foreign Minister, referring to the 22,000 Sri Lankans employed in Republic of Korea, mentioned the popularity of teaching programs directed at proficiency in the Korean language in Sri Lanka. He said that the Korean language had been adopted as a subject for the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination in Sri Lanka in 2023.

Deputy Prime Minister Yoo Eun-hye, responding to Foreign Minister Peiris, said that the Government of ROK would consider extensive assistance for initiatives in the field of vocational education and training in Sri Lanka.

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