"This treaty is part of our country’s strategy to seek a closer relationship with the Asia-Pacific," said President Alvarado when signing the treaty at a ceremony.
Six Central American countries had been involved in the negotiations, but one of them – Guatemala – is staying outside the deal at this stage.
Casa Presidencial and the Foreign Trade Ministry announced Thursday that the government is in discussions with the South Korean company Wells Communications, Inc. to develop a national LED public lighting system that would also provide free wireless Internet.
The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, investigators said Friday, as anger spread over stalled rescue efforts for hundreds of missing passengers trapped by the submerged vessel.
Costa Rica's offense produced another goalless game in a 1-0 loss to South Korea in Los Angeles on Saturday. Since qualifying for the World Cup last October, Costa Rica has been shut out in all three of its international friendlies in preparation for Brazil.