Seoul Man: Mark Zuckerberg Meets With South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Samsung

By David Cohen 

Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Seoul Tuesday, first meeting with South Korean President Park Geun Hye, and then with executives from Samsung, according to reports.

The Wall Street Journal’s Digits blog reported that Zuckerberg met with the president for 30 minutes, shedding his trademark hoodie for a dark suit, and they discussed ways to boost venture-capital investment in the country’s businesses, with Zuckerberg calling South Korea a key market for Facebook and saying that his company will continue investing there.

Neither Facebook nor Samsung would comment on Zuckerberg’s visit, but a Bloomberg photo captured his arrival at Samsung’s Seocho office building in Seoul, where he was greeted by Lee Don Joo, president of sales and marketing of the mobile communications division.

According to Bloomberg, Park also met with Microsoft Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman Bill Gates and Google CEO Larry Page in South Korea in April.

Readers: Will any new products come out of Zuckerberg’s visit with Samsung?

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