Huge South Korean trade delegation is first for South Yorks

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A South Korean minister is leading a trade delegation to South Yorkshire for the first time - attracted by the region’s advanced manufacturing prowess.

A 30-strong group of politicians, officials and entrepreneurs - led by minister Jeonghwa Han - will visit the region, during which delegates will visit the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Rotherham on Tuesday May 19.

It is the first visit outside of London by a Korean minister. It is hoped that this visit will pave the way for future events building links between the region and South Korea which has a manufacturing-based economy.

The aim is to establish links that could result in Korean companies establishing a presence in South Yorkshire.

The visit has been organised by Dabriel Choi, UK chapter head of INKE (the International Network of Korean Entrepreneurs), Rotherham Investment and Development Office and Sheffield University and will involve UKTI, Rotherham Council and the LEP.