Samsung heir meets former US President George W. Bush

By Song Su-hyun
  • Published : May 22, 2019 - 21:24
  • Updated : May 22, 2019 - 21:24

Samsung Electronics heir apparent and Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong met former US President George W. Bush, in Seoul on Wednesday.

They met at a hotel in central Seoul on the first day of the former American president’s visit to Seoul.

Lee reportedly asked for advice given the changing global economic environment and shared his vision for Samsung’s growth with Bush during a 30-minute closed-door meeting. 

Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., arrives at a hotel in Seoul on Wednesday, to meet with former US President George W. Bush. (Yonhap)

Bush arrived in Seoul at around 3 p.m.

Samsung and the Bush family built close relations after the South Korean tech giant invested in Austin, Texas, to construct a system-on-chip factory in 1996. Bush was the governor of Texas and attended the plant’s completion ceremony.

The two met at a golf tournament in Korea in 2015.

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