President Park Geun-hye will make state visits to India and Switzerland on Jan. 15-22. She will also attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Cheong Wa Dae said the India visit "is the beginning of her 'sales diplomacy' toward the world's new growing economies this year."
Her meeting with outgoing Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will focus on the economy, laying the groundwork for expanding trade and investment and cooperating in science and information and communications technology, in addition to foreign affairs and security.
In Switzerland, she will meet with her Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter to discuss ways to strengthen cooperation in vocational education and science and technology.
Park will then attend the 44th World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 21-22 to deliver a keynote speech on "creative economy and entrepreneurship." She will be the second Korean president to attend the forum after her predecessor Lee Myung-bak in 2010.
The Davos Forum will be attended by about 2,500 global leaders including World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo.