Lee hails comprehensive and sustainable development
MUSCAT — Lee Myung-bak, former president of Korea commended the comprehensive and sustainable development in the Sultanate under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos in all economic, social and cultural spheres. This came during a lecture delivered by the former Korean president on “the Korean Experience in Promoting the Economy” at the Cultural Centre of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) yesterday in the presence of Sayyida Dr Muna bint Fahd bin Mahmood al Said, SQU Assistant Vice-Chancellor for External Cooperation.
In his lecture, Lee Myung-bak gave a briefing on Korea and the social, economic and cultural areas, particularly the progress witnessed in the industrial field. He stressed the importance of education and its role in the renaissance and development of the economies of world countries. He talked about his career and the difficulties he faced to complete his education, pointing out that he became the CEO of Hyundai Company, the Mayor of Seoul in 2002 until he was elected president of Korea in December 2007. The former Korean President touched on the Omani-Korean relations and the progress they witnessed in various trade and economic areas, pointing out that Korea is the largest importer of the Omani natural gas as there are a number of Korean companies working in some projects in the Sultanate.
He stressed that the current generation should receive the education from the universities and colleges to effectively contribute in the process of building and development. He also stressed the importance of enabling the woman to take part in the development of the economy in various areas. Lee will take part today as a main speaker in the opening of the 4th Oman Economic Forum. — ONA