The deepening of relations between Greece and Korea were at the focus of a meeting between foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas and a personal emissary of Korean President visiting Athens on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The emissary, Park Geun-hye, stressed the Korean government's desire for expansion of bilateral relations with Greece.

Droutsas, on greeting Ms. Park, noted that last year, the two countries celebrated another joint anniversary, that of the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War "in which our peoples stood at each other's side".
The Greek foreign minister said that "this historic memory will always connect us", adding that Park's visit as a personal emissary of the Korean president was indicative of the great importance placed on the relations between the two countries and provided an opportunity to further deepen those relations.