President Seok-yeol Yoon gave a special speech at the annual meeting of the Davos Forum.

He emphasized freedom and solidarity around the world and said he would work together to stabilize global supply chains.

President Yoon is on his way home today (20th).

Reporter Han Sang-woo reports from Zurich, Switzerland.


President Yoon Seok-yeol gave a special speech at the Davos Forum for the first time as a Korean president in nine years.

He cited restoring global supply chains as an urgent task in a global crisis marked by the corona pandemic and geopolitical conflict.

He emphasized solidarity between countries as a solution.

[President Yoon Seok-yeol: We will solidify and cooperate for the stability of the supply chain with trusted countries while complying with universal norms.]

Introducing Korea's Indo-Pacific strategy to cooperate with countries that aspire to freedom, peace, and prosperity. highlighted the role of

[President Yoon Seok- yeol

: Korea will become a key partner in the global supply chain with the world's best production technology and manufacturing capabilities in the semiconductor, secondary battery, steel, and bio sectors.]

We were promised a USD 300 million investment from Denmark's Vestas, the world's No. 1, and the relocation of our Asia-Pacific headquarters to Korea.

Including the $500 million investment being discussed with global pharmaceutical companies Merck and Novartis, the total investment amount is $800 million.

At the Korea Night event that followed, President Yoon introduced Busan as a world-class industrial and cultural convergence city and asked for support to host the 2030 World Expo.

President Yoon is returning home today after completing his trip to the UAE and Switzerland, both of which focused on the economy.

(Video coverage: Lee Yong, video editing: Lee Jae-seong)