South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye will send a senior ruling party lawmaker as her special envoy to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month, her office said Saturday.
Park decided to send Rep. Rhee In-je as her envoy from Jan. 23-26 after Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the “Davos Forum,”invited her in a letter sent a day after her election on Dec. 19, spokesman Park Sun-kyoo told a news briefing.
Rhee, a six-term lawmaker, served as one of co-chiefs for Park’s election campaign.
“The envoy’s dispatch has two purposes. One of them is to find out the trend of the world economy which is expected to face more difficulties this year, and the other is to make the economic visions of the new government known to the international community,” he said. (Yonhap News)