The trinidad Guardian / The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Doo-young Lee and his wife Jiseon Lee hosted a reception to celebrate the National Foundation Day of the Republic of Korea at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, on October 3.

The event was attended by Chief Justice Ivor Archie, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Dennis Moses, Minister of Community Development and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby Dolly, Former First Lady Zalayhar Hassanali, heads of mission and members of the Diplomatic Corps, members of staff of the Embassy and guests.

Moses acknowledged the challenges that Korea currently faced in it’s proverbial backyard referring to North Korea, and assured the Korean ambassador that T&T stood in solidarity with Korea and would continue to play its part, even if small, in the peaceful resolution of the on-going situation in the Korean peninsula.

Lee said since the establishment of diplomatic relations between T&T and Korea in 1985, the two countries had extended their friendly and cooperative relations to wider areas.

He said these efforts continue to aid in bridging the expansive geographical gap between the two regions allowing for meaningful dialogue and increased relations.

As part of Korea Week guests were treated to the melodious sounds of the Seoul Flute Choir as well as authentic Korean food.

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