Facebook CEO meets SKorean president

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, SKorean president discuss South Korean startups

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, shakes hands with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during a meeting at the presidential house in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Zuckerberg arrived Monday for a visit that reportedly also includes meetings with Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jay-yong to discuss ways to enhance cooperation between the world's largest social networking service firm and the world's biggest technology manufacturer.(AP Photo/Yonhap, Do Kwang-hwan) KOREA OUT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul to discuss ways to stimulate entrepreneurship and venture firms in Asia's fourth-largest economy.

Park's office said Zuckerberg assured the South Korean leader that Facebook would continue to invest in the country, and he invited South Korean firms to jump on Facebook to reach global users.

Zuckerberg's visit is the latest in series of meetings between Park and high-profile U.S. technology pioneers. In April, Park met Microsoft Founder Bill Gates and Google CEO Larry Page in her office.

Park sees fostering startups and entrepreneurship crucial to raise South Korea's employment rate to 70 percent before the end of her five-year term.

Zuckerberg is meeting executives at Samsung Electronics Co. before leaving Seoul later Tuesday.

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