On May 15, 2019, President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea had a meeting with the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, during a special meeting at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul.
President Moon addressed recent developments on the Korean Peninsula and emphasized that the United Kingdom as a permanent member of the UN Security Council is an important partner with South Korea in achieving denuclearization and lasting peace. Referring to Andrew's visit to the traditional Hahoe Village in Andong, North Gyeongsang Province the day before, Moon added: "I hope Andong will become a symbol of bilateral exchange as well as an international tourist town.“
On the same day, the Duke of York hosted Pitch@Palace Korea 1.0 at the Shilla hotel in Seoul. The event focused on technology and its use in several areas, including cyber-security, agriculture, fintech and blockchain, robotics and artificial intelligence as well as health, fitness and medical innovation. 15 Entrepreneurs pitched their businesses in front of an influential audience of potential supporters, including CEOs, Influencers, Angels, Mentors and Business Partners. The Duke of York was in Korea to attend the 10th Asian Leadership Conference hosted by the Chosun Ilbo.