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Costa Rica
Republic of Costa Rica

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : August 15, 1962
  • GDP(2020) : $61.5 billion
  • GDP(per capita) : $11,982
  • Economic Growth Rate : -4.5%
  • Exports(2020) : $11.6 billion
  • Imports(2020) : $14.6 billion
  • Inflation Rate : 2%
  • Number of Koreans living in Costa Rica(2021) : about 434
  • Bilateral Trade(2020)
    • Exports : $111 million
    • Imports : $156 million
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to Costa Rica
      • 2005 September, President, Roh Moo Hyun
      • 2010 May, Speaker of the National Assembly, Kim Hyong O
      • 2012 March, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Choe Kwang Shik
      • 2015 August, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yun Byung Se
      • 2015 September, Speaker of the National Assembly, Chung Ui Hwa
      • 2018 May, Special Envoy, Cho Jeong Sik
      • 2019 July, Minister of Korea Forest Service, Kim Jae-hyun
      • 2019 November, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lee Taeho
      • 2021 April, 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Choi Jong Kun
    • From Costa Rica to the ROK
      • 2001 April, President, Rodriguez
      • 2009 October, Assembly Speaker, Pacheco
      • 2010 January, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Stango
      • 2010 September, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Castro
      • 2012 August, President, Chinchilla
      • 2012 September, Minister of Environment, Castro
      • 2013 October, Minister of Science and Technology, Cruz
      • 2013 November, Vice Minister, Liberman
      • 2014 July, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gonzalez
      • 2015 May, Minister of Education, Mora
      • 2016 October, President, Solis
      • 2017 August, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gonzalez Sanz
      • 2018 February, Minister of Foreign Trade, Mora
      • 2018 October, First Lady, Claudia Doubles
      • 2019 October, President of Foreign Affairs Committee, Karine Niño
      • 2020 November, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bolaños
      • 2021 March, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Solano

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