Colombia and South Korea have had wonderful and strong ties for many years. These include trading in various aspects and fields, diplomatic relations, sporting activities and military services. In 1951, Colombia deployed troops to the Korean country as part of a UN peacekeeping force. There were however no direct relations especially in diplomatic matters between the two countries until march 1962.
In June 2012, the two countries further went ahead and signed a free trade agreement, which would see the two countries trading freely without any sanctions. The political relations between the two countries also strengthened and Colombia was one of the countries that strongly condemned the attack on South Korea by the North Korean republic.
With all the things that both countries have in common, there are however differences between them both that most people do not know about. Some of these are
Colombia is the fourth largest Spanish speaking country in the world and has a population of over 40 million people. The Spanish colonized the South American country when they first set foot in the country in 1499. The Japanese on the other hand colonized South Korea in the early 20th century. It however had to go through a trough Korean War that saw the split of the whole of Korea into South and North Korea.
In the political scene, the Colombian government elects their president democratically and has no limit to how many terms the president can serve. The current president has been in power since 2010. In South Korea on the other hand, the president elect can only serve one 5-year term without any possibilities of re-election after the end of his or her tenure.
Industrialization And Natural Resources
South Korea is one of the most industrialized countries in the world today. It can easily compete with other larger industrialized countries in terms of technology and the service market. It has a wonderful and active workforce making it also one of the richest countries in Asia. Colombia on the hand is very rich in natural resources and agriculture produce but not as industrialized as South Korea. Though the Colombian state is growing economically now, the rate of unemployment is stull high as compared to the South Korean state.
Talking about current trends in entertainment we can say that introduction of MYLF series is going to stir some fire up for both of countries. Given that mature women are very popular in both, we think that this new website with its acronym standing for moms you would like to friend is going to bring some serious joy. Of course we need to be aware it’s adults only and it will feature these mature women in explicit actions 🙂
Show business in Colombia is growing at a tremendous rate with Hollywood choosing many beautiful places in the country to shoot their movies and TV scenes. Besides Hollywood, many more producers from all over the world are cashing in on the beauty of Colombia to make block buster movies. Colombia has not been in the map for international entertainment moguls in the past. South Korea on the other hand is rich in drama, movies and music. The entertainment industry in this country is very vibrant making it a favorite stop for many producers especially in the Asian community.
South Korea exports products like textiles, automobiles, steel and plastics to the Colombian state while Colombia in return exports agricultural products like coffee, bananas and natural resources like crude oil.
Asian countries in general are more vibrant when it comes to sports as compared to South American countries. While the Colombian soccer team is a force to reckon with, South Korea on the other hand has a variety of sporting activities that put them on the world map as one of the strongest sporting countries. This saw South Korea as one of the host countries during the 1988 Seoul Olympics. The South Korean football team is strong with excellent stars that play in international clubs. Football is the most watched game in Colombia but other sporting activities like gymnastics are not as popular.
There was an uproar recently when a match between South Korea and Colombia got out of hand due to a racist gesture from a Colombian player to his South Korean counterpart. The eye gesture from Cardona to Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-Min caused outrage from all corners of the world.
Wrapping It Up
Despite the cultural, economic, social and political differences between the two countries they continue to work together to grow in developing their trading, education, diplomatic relations and social links. The connection between them both runs deep and continues to grow.