World Bulletin / News Desk
Yildirim is accompanied by Science, Industry and Technology Minister Faruk Ozlu, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak, ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) Deputy Chair Hamza Dag during his visit.
The visit falls on the 60th anniversary of the start of diplomatic relations which were established in 1957 after Turkish troops fought in the Korean War.
His first stop will be the UN Memorial Cemetery in Busan which honors 462 Turkish martyrs of the war.
He is later to meet with his South Korean counterpart Lee Nak-Yeon and National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun and is to be hosted by President Moon Jae-In, in Seoul.
Bilateral issues in politics, economics, trade, and the fight against terrorism, as well as other recent global issues, are expected to be discussed at the talks.
The Turkish premier is also planning to meet with representatives of South Korean companies.