Hong Kong and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to encourage collaboration between the two countries’ creative industries.

The MOU was signed by Hong Kong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So, and Korea’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Kim Jong-deok, on November 26.

It provides a framework to facilitate cooperation through activities such as information and human resources exchanges, education, training, research and business matching.

So said he was impressed by Korea’s achievements in promoting its creative industries and welcomed closer collaboration in this area: “Hong Kong and Korea are ideal creative partners. We both value and take pride in the vibrant development of our creative industries. I believe there is a strong potential for greater collaboration between Hong Kong and Korea,” So said.

In addition to film and television, the MOU covers advertising, architecture, design, digital entertainment, music, printing and publishing.

In a statement, the Hong Kong government said that potential joint initiatives include information exchange, training programmes, work attachments and participation in each other’s creative events.