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Peru celebrates 194th Independence anniversary

Ambassador Jaime Pomareda of the Republic of Peru in Seoul hosted a reception at the Grand Hyatt Seoul on July 28, 2015 to celebrate the 194th anniversary of Independence of Peru.

▲Ambassador Antonio Pomareda (left) and Vice Minister Baek Seung-joo toast with each other for the promotion of relations between the two countries as well as in congratulations on the National Day of Peru.

It was attended by many distinguished guests from Korean society and international community as well as from the Seoul Diplomatic Corps. Among the Korean guests in attendance were Vice Minister Baek Seung-joo of National Defense, CEOs and other senior executives from business companies and representatives from the media, who included lady CEO Moon Se-rin of Cellymoon Cosmetics Co. and Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post.

▲From left: Vice Minister Baek Seung-joo of National Defense; Ambassadors Jaime Antonio Pomareda of Peru, Kaman Singh Lama of Nepal and Hernan Brantes Glavic of Chile; and other guests

From the diplomatic community came many mission chiefs who included Ambassadors Jorge Roballo of Argentina, Elisabeth Bertagnoli of Austria, Guadalupe Palomeque de Taboada of Bolivia, DatoPaduka Haji Modh ROSLI Bin Haji Sabtu of Brunei Darussalam , Suth Dina of Cambodia, Hernan BrantesGlavic of Chile, Tito Saul Pinilla Pinilla of Colombia, Jario Lopez of Costa Rica (CDA), Sylvestre Kouassi Bile of Cote d'Ivoire, Tomas Husak of Czech Republic, Grecia Fiodalicia Pichardo of Dominican Republic, Oscar Gustavo Herrera Gilbert of Ecuador, Gustavo Adolfo Lopez Calderon of Guatemala, Duishonkul Chotonov of Kyrgyzstan, Jose Luis Bernal of Mexico, Kaman Singh Lama of Nepal, Jorge Ramon Arnesto Alm of Nicaragua, Ruben Eloy Arosemena Valdes of Panama, Irineo Ra?l Silvero Silvagni of Paraguay, Calin Fabian of Romania, Emma-Francoise Isumbingabo of Rwanda, Vasyl Marmazov of Ukraine, Dr. Alba Florio Legnani of Uruguay and Yadira Hidalgo de Ortiz of Venezuela (CDA).

▲From left, foregroound: Ambassadors Tito Saul PinillaPinilla of Colombia and Oscar Gustavo Herrera Gilbert of Ecuador; President Moon Se-lin of Cemcus Global; Ambassador Gustavo Adolfo Lopez Calderon of Guatemala; Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post; Ambassador SylvestreKouassi Bile of Cote d'Ivoire; Mr. William Ortiz (husband of Charge d’Affaires Yadira Hidalgo de Ortiz of Venezuel); Ambassador Grecia Fiodalicia Pichardo of Dominican Republic; and her spouse,Mr. Victor Decamps.

Speaking to the guests in a welcome address, Ambassador Pomaerda of Peru said, “I would not like to mention cold statistics from various sources that any of you can easily find. Rather I would like to focus on achievements, and the future of our bilateral relationship.
I would like to highlight President Park Geun-hye’s state visit to Peru from April 18th to 21st, which meant a new momentum toward a higher level of our bilateral relations. During this visit, 16 agreements were signed in various sectors such as trade, health, technology, innovation, creative economy, energy to mention but a few.” Then he said that “more than 90 Korean businessmen visited Peru with President Park and that, among other activities, they attended a business forum and an important meeting.

▲Traditional Peruvian delicacies at the reception venue

“President Park’s visit to Peru,” he said, “demonstrated the high level and intensity of the Peruvian-Korean relationship, which has become stronger over the past half a century with the establishment of the Free Trade Agreement signed in 2011, and the Comprehensive Strategic established in2012.

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