BUSAN, South Korea — President Park Geun-hye met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg yesterday, the latest in a series of meetings with chiefs of global information technology giants aimed at seeking advice for her ‘creative economy’ vision.
Zuckerberg arrived Monday for a visit that reportedly also includes meetings with Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jay-yong to discuss ways to enhance cooperation between the world’s largest social networking service firm and the world’s biggest technology manufacturer.
‘Including myself, Cheong Wa-dae is using Facebook for communication with the people,’ Park said during the meeting. ‘It is pleasing to meet people via Facebook, but it is even more pleasing to meet [you] face to face like this.’
Park outlined her ‘creative economy’ vision, saying it calls for creating new business opportunities, industries and jobs through the fusion of information and communication technology, culture and other realms.
She said venture firms will play central roles in the policy.
Park said Facebook is ‘well known for the spirit of taking on challenges without fears of failure,’ and asked Zuckerberg to give any advice on the roles of government in encouraging venture firms and helping them succeed.
Zuckerberg said that South Korea is an important market for Facebook and its investment in the Asian country will continue. He also said he will study ways to cooperate with her ‘creative economy’ vision, the presidential office said in a statement.
Source: Busan eFM News