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Italy
Italian Republic

Overview

  • Establishment of Diplomatic Relations : June 26, 1884
    • Re-establishment of Diplomatic Relations : November 24, 1956
  • Bilateral Trade(2018)
    • Exports : $4,493,000,000(Passenger car, Synthetic resin, Hot rolled sheet and strip, Cold rolled steel and strip)
    • Imports : $6,303,000,000(Bag, Shoes, Knitfabrics garments, Pharmaceuticals)
  • Bilateral Investments(~2018)
    • The ROK's Investment in Italy : $901,000,000
    • Italy's Investment in the ROK : $674,000,000
  • Number of Koreans living in Italy(2019) : 4,624
  • High-level Exchanges
    • From the ROK to Italy
      • 2000   MarchPresident Kim Dae-jung
      • 2002   NovemberMinister of Foreign Affairs Choi Sung-hong
      • 2003   SeptemberMayor of Seoul Lee Myung-bak
      • 2003   NovemberMinister of Foreign Affairs Yoon Young-kwan
      • 2007   FebruaryPresident Roh Moo-hyun
      • 2008   NovemberSpeaker of the National Assembly Kim Hyung-oh
      • 2009   JulyPresident Lee Myung-bak
      • 2010   JulySpeaker of the National Assembly Park Hee-tae
      • 2011   SeptemberMinister of the Interior and Safety Maeng Hyung-kyu
      • 2014   OctoberPresident Park Geun-hye
      • 2016   JulyMinister of Foreign Affairs Yun Byung-Se
      • 2016   JulyMinister of Oceans and Fisheries Kim Youngsuk
      • 2018  JanuaryMinister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha
      • 2018  OctoberPresident Moon Jae-in
    • From Italy to the ROK
      • 2000   OctoberPrime Minister Giuliano Amato (To attend the third ASEM Meeting)
      • 2007   FebruaryMinister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Premier Massimo D'Alema
      • 2007   AprilPrime Minister Romano Prodi
      • 2009   SeptemberPresident Giorgio Napolitano
      • 2010   JuneMinister of Finance Giuglio Tremonti
      • 2010   NovemberPrime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
      • 2011   MayDeputy Speaker of the Senate Vannino Chiti
      • 2012   MarchPrime Minister Mario Monti (To attend Seoul Nuclear Security Summit)
      • 2013   JulyMinister of Defense Mario Mauro
      • 2015   DecemberPresident of the Senate Pierto Grasso

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