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Reception on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus

On June 27, 2019, a reception on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus, 100th Anniversary of a Modern Belarusian Diplomatic Service, and the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders was held in the Republic of Korea.


The reception was attended by representatives of the Korean government agencies, the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, heads of diplomatic missions, representatives of the diplomatic corps and public organizations. Among the guests were also representatives of a number of large Korean companies and business associations.


In his speech H.E.A. Popkov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Korea, noted the successes and prospects for the development of relations between Belarus and Korea, positively assessed initiatives to develop cooperation with the EAEU states in the context of the New Northern policy, welcomed the active development of the inter-Korean dialogue. The Ambassador also paid attention to memorable historical dates, noted the heroism of the Belarusian people during the Great Patriotic War, and also highlighted the main stages of the formation of the diplomatic service of Belarus.


H.E. Yun Kang-hyeon, Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, co-chairman of the Joint Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Korea, spoke on the occasion of the National Day of Belarus on behalf of the Korean government. During the speech H.E. Yun Kang-hyeon welcomed the results of bilateral cooperation and confirmed the Korean side’s readiness to further develop and strengthen cooperation in various areas of mutual interest. Deputy Minister commended Belarusian experience in the field of nuclear disarmament and Belarus’ support of peace initiatives on the Korean Peninsula.
The reception was attended by representatives of a number of newspapers and TV channels. The event was accompanied by promo videos about Belarus, a thematic photo exhibition and a concert program.