The President of the Government of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, Beat Jans, and the Mayor of Seoul, Oh Se-hoon, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the new city cooperation between Basel and Seoul. The signing took place on 29 September 2022 at the City Hall of Seoul.
The cooperation is based on commonalities and shared interests of the two cities. It focuses in particular on innovation, not only in the economic and scientific fields, but also in terms of social and urban development. The goal of the cooperation is to offer support to participating actors of the two cities for their collaborative activities, and to ensure good framework conditions and access at the political level.
An official Basel delegation travelled to Seoul for the purposes of networking with South Korean partners. The programme was supported and accompanied by the Swiss Embassy in Seoul, and included participation in the Swiss-Korean Life Science Symposium, the International Biomedical Conference and the International Basel Peace Forum, as well as a range of networking events and bilateral workshops.