Asean-South Korea ties deepen, but partnership still lacks 'legacy project'

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks during the first session of the Asean-Korea Commemorative Summit on Nov 26, 2019.PHOTO: DPA

BUSAN - South Korea and South-east Asia may have deepened ties and cooperation in numerous areas, but observers say the partnership still lacks a "legacy project" that will go down in history.

Dozens of memorandums of understanding were signed on the sidelines of the Asean-Korea Commemorative Summit in Busan this week, as South Korea seeks to step up collaboration with Asean in areas ranging from technology to logistics, security and smart cities.

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