South Korean President Park Geun-Hye, right, waves as she inspects troops with Defence Minister Kim Kwan-Jin during a ceremony on Oct. 1 marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of South Korea's Armed Forces at an air base in Seongnam, south of Seoul. (Jung Yeon-je / AFP)
DUBAI — The South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin will visit the United Arab Emirates for talks on increasing military and defense industry cooperation between the two countries, the South Korean News Agency reported on Sunday.
Kwan-jin will be conducting bilateral meetings with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed AL Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the armed forces.
The three-day trip starts Monday and will include a visit to South Korea's military contingent stationed in the country, the ministry said.
South Korea stationed 150 members of its special forces in the eastern UAE region of Al Ain in 2011 to help train UAE troops in anti-terrorism and parachute infiltration operations, as well as to conduct joint drills.