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Mrs. Kloos new chairperson of the Association of the Spouses of the Ambassadors in SeoulSpouse of the ambassador of Romania in Seoul

Publisher Kyung-sik Lee of The Korea Post media

In 2005, the then President Roh Moo-hyun of Korea (left) received President Traian Basescu of Romania at the Presidential Mansion of Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul and reached an agreement to increase bilateral cooperation in the energy, shipbuilding, steel industry, IT and various other areas.

Mrs. Flavia Athena Kloos, the spouse of H.E. Ambassador Mihai Ciompec of Romania in Seoul, has recently been selected as the new Chairperson of the Association of the Spouses of the Ambassadors in Seoul (ASA).

Madam Kloos, in the opinion of many people, Koreans and non-Koreans, gives a very good impression for her good behavior and friendly attitude toward Koreans and also peoples of many different countries of the world diplomatically represented in Korea.

In fact, most Koreans like Romania and the people in Romania--for many reasons. They include the minister of foreign affairs of Korea.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea, Romania, which is located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe, has a strategic position (from a geo-economic perspective), linking Central Europe with Caucasus and Turkey.

Mrs. Flavia Athena Kloos, spouse of the ambassador of Romania in Seoul, is flanked on the right by Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post media and Vice Chairperson Cho Kyung-hee of The Korea Post. Mrs. Kloos has recently become the chairperson of the Association of the Spouses of the Ambassadors in Seoul. The Association performs a very important role bridging gaps between Korea and the 117 countries of the world diplomatically represented in Korea at ambassadorial level.

Also, Romania is the largest country in the Balkan area, with a territory of 238,397㎢, which is 1.1 times larger than the Korean Peninsula, that is, South and North Korea put together.
Moreover, Romania’s location is important in terms of transportation and logistics between Central and Eastern Europe, via the Black Sea and Danube water corridor.
Since the establishment of their diplomatic relations in March 1990, Korea and Romania have focused on strengthening cooperation in the fields of politics, diplomacy, economy, trade, culture, education, science, technology and so on and so forth.

In this regard, Korea and Romania concluded a Strategic Partnership in September 2008, while in July 2010, they established a Joint Action Plan for implementing this Partnership.
The trade volume between the two states increased from US$18.6 million in 1990 (the establishment of their diplomatic relations) to US$1.1 billion in 2018. The economic cooperation between Korea and Romania is expected to grow in various fields, such as energy, ICT, health, medicine, agriculture, and many more.

Lee Kyung-sik  edt@koreapost.com

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