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Belgium
Kingdom of Belgium

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : March 23, 1901(Treaty of Friendship and Commerce)
  • Bilateral Trade (2019)
    • Exports : $2,707,000,000(Heavy equipment for construction, Passenger car, Synthetic resin, Galvanized sheet and strip)
    • Imports : $1,323,000,000(Pharmaceuticals, Other fine chemicals, Other fine chemical material, Passenger car)
  • Bilateral Investment
    • The ROK's Investment in Belgium (~2018) : $2,205,000,000
    • Belgium's Investment in the ROK (~2019) : $3,980,000,000
  • Number of Koreans living in Belgium(2019) : 5,139
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to Belgium
      • 2002   JuneMinister of Foreign Affairs Choi Sung-hong
      • 2005   NovemberMinister of Foreign Affairs Ban Ki-moon
      • 2010   MayMinister of Foreign Affairs Yu Myung-hwan
      • 2010   OctoberPresident Lee Myung-bak
      • 2013   NovemberPresident Park Geun-hye
      • 2016   DecemberVice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahn Chong-ghee
      • 2017   OctoberMinister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha
      • 2018   OctoberPresident Moon Jae-in
    • From Belgium to the ROK
      • 2000   DecemberCrown Prince Philippe
      • 2005   NovemberPrime Minister Guy Verhofstadt
      • 2009   MayCrown Prince Philippe
      • 2010   AprilPrime Minister Yves Leterme
      • 2011   MayMinister-President of Flemish Gorvenment Kris Peeters
      • 2011   OctoberMinister of Foreign Affairs Steven Vanackere
      • 2012   MarchVice-Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Joëlle Milquet (To attend Seoul Nuclear Security Summit)
      • 2012   MayCrown Prince Philippe
      • 2015   AprilBelgian Senate Christine Defraigne
      • 2017   JunePrincess Astrid of Belgium, Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders
      • 2019   March His Majesty the King of the Belgians

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