South Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol lands at Stansted Airport ahead of three-day state visit
South Korea’s president touched down at Stansted Airport for a three-day state visit with King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Yoon Suk Yeol, 62, accompanied by first lady Kim Keon Hee, landed on Monday evening (November 20).
The King’s Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment) was in attendance as he arrived to be officially greeted on behalf of the monarch by Henry, Viscount Hood, lord-in-waiting to the King.
The welcome party also included Vincent Thompson, Deputy Lieutenant of Essex, who lives in Little Easton; David Pearey, special representative of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Secretary; Jonathan Fowler, Stansted Airport’s chief operating officer; Chief Constable of Essex Police Ben-Julian Harrington; His Excellency Yoon Yeocheol, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea; Sook Hee Kim, president of the Korean Residents Society; Byeong Kwon Son, head of the London branch of the Peaceful Unification Advisory Council; and Myung Eung Park, chairman of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in the UK.
In London on Tuesday (November 21), the president and his wife were welcomed in Whitehall by the King and Queen. The Royal party greeting the South Korean contingent also include the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Alongside the state visit, the UK and South Korea are set to sign a diplomatic accord. Saffron Walden’s MP, Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch, will begin negotiations with her Korean counterpart, Bang Moon Kyu, on a trade deal.
All pictures courtesy of Stansted Airport.