"The secret of success is that young Koreans work on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays," says South Korean ambassador in Argentina Byung Kil Han
We spoke with the South Korean ambassador in Argentina, Byung Kil Han, who noted first that "Argentina is a friend from Korea, very important. Relationship with Argentina has 52 years, when in 1962 diplomatic relations were established."
He considered that for this reason "we have very good relationship and keep the same positions on international issues." In forums such as the G20 or the Security Council of the UN, "we shook to promote peace and security in the world."
"The volume of trade between two countries is 2 billion. Argentina 1,200 million exported to Korea and we (Korea) $ 800 million. Further appears that this figure will increase in the future, especially Korean entrepreneurs to invest in Argentina in the areas of oil and fishing.
I want to say something important, the volume of trade with Chile after NAFTA increased 4 times and get to 8 billion. For example with Mexico reached 15 billion dollars. "
Major global companies such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai are successful in their products because they are based on high technologies in our industry and some special types of investment in science and technology.
Also said that "the secret of success is that young Koreans work on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. No extra salary as a sacrifice. Worked more than the Japanese. That is one of the secret of success."
As for Koreans in Argentina recalled that "the Korean colony in Argentina is very important, play an important role. Now 30,000 Koreans live in the territory of Argentina and collaborate in the development of the country in all areas" .
"Unfortunately in the amount and in the 80s lived 50,000 Koreans, but 20,000 went to other countries like the United States with the economic crisis." Also "has increased marriages with people from other communities."
KPOP: The Ambassador Han said, "This year, again organized the contest Kpop Latin America and the final will be back in Buenos Aires."
traslation: Belén Zapata