Korean Govt gives vehicle

National
Source:
The National,Tuesday July 5th, 2016

 By NAOMI WASE
The Korean government has donated 10 vehicles to the Foreign Affairs Department.
Its embassy in Port Moresby did the presentation on Friday as the two countries marked the 40th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.
Acting-secretary for the Foreign Affairs Department and roving PNG Ambassador to Federal State of Micronesia (FSM), Alexis Maino, expressed appreciation to the Korean government.
“This should also mark the beginning of another 40 years of friendly relations for mutual benefits of our two countries,” Maino said.
He said he was confident that both sides would use the occasion as a catalyst for further and deeper cooperation in all aspects of productive relations.
“This is the third round of vehicle donations from the government of Korea,” Maino said.
He said the first donation was in 1994 and the second in 1999.
Korea Ambassador Seong-Choon Kim said PNG was its largest trading partner among Pacific Island countries with the trade volume having increased 150 folds since the diplomatic ties.
“Relations between our two countries have been steadily developing, sharing values, respect for diversity and a love of liberty, maintaining peace and security, transparent, sustainable and inclusive growth for people,” Kim said.