SEOUL - South Korea has sent a team of officials from various ministries to Mexico and Colombia to help the two countries set up e-governments.
The Latin American countries had requested South Korea, a world leader in e-government, to share its expertise on innovation and digital government with them, said Seoul's Vice Interior Minister Kim Sung-lyul, in a press release Tuesday.
The South Korean delegation left for Mexico City Sunday to take part in a two-day forum on cooperation in public administration, beginning Monday, and aims to sign a MoU with the Mexican government on exchanges in the legislation sector, added the statement.
The dispatch of the delegation comes after Mexico's proposal to South Korea to cooperate in policies and research on e-government, said the ministry.
The delegation will travel onwards to Colombia, staying in Bogota from Thursday to Sunday to participate in a meeting with authorities and agencies related to innovation in governance and e-government.
According to the ministry, Colombia has shown interest in Seoul's civilian services portal, as well as its systems of ombudsman and exchange of administrative information.
The vice minister added Seoul hopes the delegation will help South Korean firms that have entered Central and South America, besides promoting a positive image of Korea among citizens of the region.