President describes relations with South Korea as “fruitful”

The President and the new South Korean Ambassador shake hands

President of Dominica, Charles Savarin, has described the diplomatic relationship between Dominica and Sout Korea as fruitful.

He spoke during the presentation of credentials by new Korean ambassador to Dominica Kim Byung-Yun on Wednesday.

“Your Excellency, since our two countries established diplomatic relations in 1978, these relations have been cordial and fruitful,” he said. “The Government of Dominica has benefited from the Government of Korea’s annual economic assistance program. Over the years the Republic of Korea has made presentations of ambulances, a fire truck, vehicles for the Dominica Police Force, the state prison services government information service and foreign affairs, computer equipment and other office supplies to government departments as well as training opportunities and short courses designed to enhance bilateral relations between the Republic of Korea and Caribbean countries.”

He said in March and April 2014 respectively the Republic of Korea informed of the decision to provide grant aid to the Government of Dominica in the form of equipment and training courses and housing assistance to citizens of the Kalinago Territory.

“Recently, in 2018, the Government of Korea provided grant aid in the amount of US$100,000 which the Government of Dominica has decided to allocate towards the acquisition of a garbage disposal vehicle for the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation,” he stated.

The President said these “kind gestures” represent the commitment, mutual understanding and trust which have developed between the two countries.

“Your Excellency, CARICOM and the Republic of Korea signed a consultation cooperative mechanism in 2006 formalizing bilateral cooperation between the two sides in a number of areas including the use of information and communication technology for the Caribbean community’s development,” he said. “Several key areas of cooperation were identified, which include the deepening of mutual understanding between CARICOM and the Republic of Korea, strengthening consultations, concerning bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest and the promotion of investments and tourism.”

He said since the establishment of diplomatic relations, South Korea has been able to count on Dominica and CARICOM for support in major international fora and the election to various international bodies.

“This is evidenced by Dominica’s support for South Korea in its successful bid to host the 2023 World Scout Jamboree,” he stated. “We hope to be able to lend that support in future instances whenever circumstances permit.”

Copyright 2012 Dominica News Online, DURAVISION INC. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or distributed.

Disclaimer: The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Inc. All comments are approved by before they are posted. We never censor based on political or ideological points of view, but we do try to maintain a sensible balance between free speech and responsible moderating.

We will delete comments that:

  • violate or infringe the rights of any person, are defamatory or harassing or include personal attacks
  • a reasonable person would consider abusive or profane
  • contain material which violates or encourages others to violate any applicable law
  • promote hatred of any kind
  • refer to people arrested or charged with a crime as though they had been found guilty
  • contain links to "chain letters", pornographic or obscene movies or graphic images
  • are excessively long and off-topic

See our full comment/user policy/agreement.


  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    May 21, 2018

    Charles Savarin, there is more to life than politics, you are long past retirement age, go home and rest; enjoy your grandchildren if you have any! Make your peace with God, and live for the day when he calls you!

    At your age you should not be in that sore of business, take a good look at you face in a mirror, and be guided!

  2. The One Of A Kind
    May 18, 2018

    Hey Charles, is there anything else that you can do besides take pictures and shake hands??? I mean what are you getting paid for?

  3. Dominican Passports
    May 17, 2018

    South Korea has such a brilliant economy, Asians are literally leading the modern world in innovation right now followed by white countries, what Nigeria, Ethiopia, and other countries in de motherland doing? Trinidad pass 100 murders by now I bet too :roll: Yet black people always crying systematic oppression

  4. May 17, 2018

    What we going to export there?? :-D :-D

    • Rassheed
      May 18, 2018

      Passports and more Passports. :lol: :lol:

  5. Just saying
    May 17, 2018

    Always shaking hands this one!!

  6. Possie Direct
    May 16, 2018

    Key diab president! I don’t want to hear or see this man. I am a labourite and making Savarin president caused me to vote against Skerrit, who is also not a labourite.

  7. derp
    May 16, 2018

    “This is evidenced by Dominica’s support for North Korea in its successful bid to host the 2023 World Scout Jamboree,”

    You mean South Korea right

  8. LifeandDeath
    May 16, 2018

    Stupes!!…Dominica only always on the receiving end, and what we get seem to go in a bottomless pit, so that since 1978 till today, we still need and need and need, and can not do much for ourselves..

    Saverin can say he did live a good life on the backs of poor and unsuspecting Dominicans…these fellas don’t know the grinds common Dominicans have to endure while they live on the Top of the Pyramid by sheer advantage and ignorance of the common people.. Some will say I seething hate, but far from it the issue is the Men in Position in Dominica don’t do the right things to help move the common man forward!!..They get comfortable and complacent, and of course if they can’t feel your pain, then they will no longer Identify and hence will do nothing about it…When they go to bed at nights they sleep soundest as their own basic needs are grossly overmet..WHEN WILL DOMINICA NOT BE SO NEEDY!!!, when will our resources be put to work!!?

    • Rassheed
      May 17, 2018

      Seem like they, “these guys” will all retire, not in Korea, Not in China, Not in Russia, Not in Venezuela, Not in Cuba, Not in where-ever; but in America – Enjoying life with the blood, sweat and tears of poor people. Shameless faces, greedy people, evil people, sick people they are. But are they “people?”

Post a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

:) :-D :wink: :( 8-O :lol: :-| :cry: 8) :-? :-P :-x :?: :oops: :twisted: :mrgreen: more »

 characters available