BOSTON, Mass. /Massachusetts Newswire/ — Continuing its commitment to building partnerships in the global economy and creating innovation jobs, Governor Deval Patrick today met with Mayor Oh Se-hoon of Seoul, South Korea in his State House Office to discuss future opportunities for collaboration between Massachusetts and Seoul.

Additionally, the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Secretary of Housing & Economic Development Greg Bialecki signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Assistant Mayor for Economic Promotion Myunho Shin.

The agreement will identify opportunities for mutual job growth and research and development in the burgeoning life sciences and technology sectors. It is also designed to increase trade and investment between the two governments as well as establish contacts between research institutes and centers and develop joint vocational training and education initiatives.