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PR/17-12 “Hello ASEAN@50”: Exploring ASEAN during the ASEAN Month2017-05-10

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PRESS RELEASE
No.PR/17-12Date2017.05.08(Mon)
ContactPress Inquiries: Ms. Hwang Ji-seon (+82-2-2287-1149, hjs@aseankorea.org)
ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.


“Hello ASEAN@50”: Exploring ASEAN during the ASEAN Month

- ASEAN-Korea Centre designates May and June as the ASEAN Month to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year -
- A series of programs introducing culinary, tourism, cultural heritages of ASEAN to be held in Seoul and Gyeonggi from May to June -


Seoul, Korea - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Young-sun), an international organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between the 10 ASEAN Member States and Korea, designates May and June as the ASEAN Month in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of ASEAN and ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year. During this period, a series of culture and awareness programs will be held: ASEAN Culinary Festival, ASEAN Tourism Promotional Pavilion, ASEAN Culture and Tourism Photo Exhibition, ASEAN Lecture Series, ASEAN-Korea Investment Promotion Seminar on ICT, ASEAN Quiz, and ASEAN School Tour Program.

 

Under the slogan of Hello ASEAN@50, the ASEAN Month will be launched on 11 May 2017 at the ASEAN-Korea Centre in Seoul. Featuring panel discussion on ASEAN and ASEAN-Korea relations as well as ASEAN traditional performances, the Launching Ceremony is anticipated to gather Ambassadors and diplomats from the 10 ASEAN Embassies in Korea, high ranking officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea, academic and media personnel, and the general public.

 

Kim Young-sun, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre noted that, “The ASEAN-Korea partnership is getting more important than ever. ASEAN has been receiving more and more attention as alternative economic partner of Korea after China. People-to-people exchanges have been vibrant as well, reaching over 8 million in 2016. Despite these, ASEAN has not much been explored, as many things about the region’s cultures, religions, and histories are still yet to be unveiled. I hope the ASEAN Month would contribute to a better understanding of ASEAN as well as the importance of ASEAN-Korea relations.”

 

Further information on the ASEAN Month and on each of the programs is available at the ASEAN Month webpage: http://www.aseankorea.org/eng/Activities/ASEANmonth.asp 



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