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Greece and Korea sign MoU for direct air connection

The Greek Minister of Transportation & Communications Mr. Mihalis Liapis and his Korean counterpart Mr. Yongsup Lee signed a Memorandum of Understanding linking Athens and Seoul with a direct air…

The Greek Minister of Transportation & Communications Mr. Mihalis Liapis and his Korean counterpart Mr. Yongsup Lee signed a Memorandum of Understanding linking Athens and Seoul with a direct air service. The signing ceremony took palce during Mr. Liapis’ visit in Seoul.

The flights will be three on a weekly basis and will start in the coming months, probably from January of 2008. Korean Air’s executives will visit Athens for the final details. The direct Athens-Seoul flight service is expected to increase tourism arrivals between the two countries and to strengthen their bilateral economical ties.

During their meeting the two ministers also discussed a closer cooperation in railroad transportation and decided to conduct a by-part committee to supervise the modern monitor and traffic systems, the telecommunication networks and the internet.

Mr. Liapis also visited the Operational Centre of the Korean Railroad – KORAIL where he had the chance to see the facilities.

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