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PR/18-12 The ASEAN-Korea Centre held an inauguration reception for the Secretary General and the relaunching of the ASEAN Hall2018-04-24

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PRESS RELEASE
No.PR/18-12Date2018.04.24(Tue)
ContactPress Inquiries: Ms. Kim Ji-won, Assistant Officer, IDU (+82-2-2287-1145, jwkim@aseankorea.org)
ASEAN-Korea Centre is an International Organization mandated to promote economic and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN Member States and Korea.


The ASEAN-Korea Centre held an inauguration reception for the Secretary General and the relaunching of the ASEAN Hall


Seoul, Korea - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Lee Hyuk) held an inauguration reception for its 4th Secretary General and the relaunching of the ASEAN Hall on 23 April at the ASEAN Hall of the ASEAN-Korea Centre in Seoul. The event was attended by Kang Kyung-wha, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, as well as about 100 distinguished guests from the government, diplomatic corps, media, academia, and business community.


Minister Kang Kyung-wha, in her congratulatory remarks, noted that “I cannot think of a better person to lead the ASEAN-Korea Centre than Secretary General Lee Hyuk, and am confident that the Centre will continue to thrive under his leadership. The remarkable achievements of the ASEAN-Korea Strategic Partnership and the mutual confidence that has deepened over the past three decades point to a future together of shared prosperity and peace for our peoples and countries. Now, as we seek to take our partnership to a higher level and build a future community of ASEAN and Korea, the Centre has an even more important role to play.”


Secretary General Lee Hyuk noted that, “I believe that ‘New Southern Policy,’ which has now become one of the pillars of the Korean government’s foreign policy goals, is the testament to the growing necessity to formulate and implement Korea’s policy towards ASEAN in a way that benefits the dynamic and ever-widening cooperation and exchanges between ASEAN and Korea. The ASEAN-Korea Centre will be ambitious, pragmatic, and result-driven at the same time in pursuing the goals which have four areas to focus, Prosperity and Industry 4.0, Sustainable Development, People-Centred Community-Building, and People-to-People Exchange. Furthermore, we will make a collective effort with each and every stakeholders including the governments, public and private sectors, civil society, media, academia, people, to elevate the thriving partnership between ASEAN and Korea to a new level.”


The ASEAN Hall, which is operated by the ASEAN-Korea Centre, was newly refurbished with a unique collection of resources and diverse cultural artifacts of the 10 ASEAN Member States. It currently holds numerous exhibitions, lectures, seminars, and other programs to raise awareness of ASEAN among the general publics of Korea. It is open from 9 am to 5 pm during weekdays and closed on weekends.



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