South Korean Prime Minister Speaks on Nuclear Energy and AI at World Economic Forum in Davos

SEOUL – Prime Minister Han Duck-soo of South Korea marked his presence at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, addressing topics of nuclear energy and artificial intelligence (AI). According to his office on Wednesday, Han's speech at the forum highlighted South Korea's advancements and policies in these sectors.

According to Yonhap News Agency, During the forum's session on nuclear energy, the Prime Minister outlined South Korea's achievements in constructing over 30 nuclear power plants domestically and internationally since 1972. He stressed the significance of nuclear energy in addressing climate change and enhancing energy security. Han also urged the international community to join in utilizing carbon-free energy sources, aligning with President Yoon Suk Yeol's previous propositions.

In a different session themed "AI: The Great Equalizer," Han participated as a panelist, discussing the challenges and solutions for ensuring equitable access to AI technology. These discussions are part of the forum's broader theme this year, "Rebuilding Trust," which convened approximately 2,800 leaders from various sectors, including government, business, civil society, and academia, to engage in dialogues on global challenges.

Apart from the main sessions, Prime Minister Han engaged in a bilateral meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. This interaction reflects South Korea's ongoing diplomatic and economic engagements in the region. Additionally, Han held discussions with global corporate leaders, such as Henrik Andersen, CEO of Vestas Wind Systems, a leading Danish wind turbine manufacturer.

This year's forum marked a significant moment for South Korea as Han is the first South Korean prime minister to attend the event since 2009, following President Yoon's participation in the previous year's session. His attendance and active participation in the discussions underscore South Korea's commitment to addressing key global issues and strengthening its role on the international stage.

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