Soso welcomes new ambassador


New South Korean ambassador designate to Papua New Guinea Kwak Bum-Soo said the two countries need to broaden and deepen co-operational for mutual benefit and shared values, peace and prosperity.
Bum-Soo said at the South Korean National Day reception last Saturday that the most valuable source of friendship were people to people contact.
“More South Koreans are visiting Papua New Guinea to explore the nation’s legacies and its developments,” he said.
“Bilateral agreements for air services which took effect this month is expected to pave the way for expanded exchanges of people as well as commodities.
“This year marks the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between South Korea and PNG.
“Today’s celebratory gathering on the South Korean navy vessel may serve as the finale of a memorable year following some events such as the South Korean marital art performances in June, and Korea-PNG dialogue forum in Sept this year.”
Eastern Highlands Governor Julie Soso thanked the South Korean embassy for its assistance in health and infrastructure and for introducing its bottom-up approach model Sae Maul Undong.
Soso said the model was trialled in her province and proved to be a success and hopes for it to be introduced to other provinces.
She congratulated South Korea and PNG for the strong bilateral relationship for 40 years and welcomed the new ambassador on behalf of the PNG Government.

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