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Kuwait hosts party to mark 53rd National Day

On the occasion of the 53rd National Day and the 23rd Anniversary of Liberation of the State of Kuwait, Ambassador & Mrs. Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi of Kuwait hosted a reception at Hotel Shilla in Seoul on Feb. 26, 2014.

From left: Ambassadors Hany Moawad Selim Labib of Egypt, Hocine Sahraoui of Algeria, Jad El Hassan of Lebanon, Tajeldin Elhadi Eltahir of Sudan and Mohamed Ali Nafti of Tunisia; Vice Minister Cho Tae-yul of Foreign Affairs; Ambassador Dato Haji Harun Ismail of Brunei Darussalam; Minister Mun Hyung-Pyo of Health & Welfare; Ambassador Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi of Kuwait; Rep. An Hong-jun Saenuri Party; Ambassador Nikoloz Apkhazava of Georgia; National Assemblywoman Kim Eul-dong of Saenuri Party; and Ambassadors Mohamed Salim Alharthy of Oman, Khalil Ismai Abdul Sahib Al-Mosawi of Iraq, Abdulla Khalfan Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates and Ahmad Masoumifar of Iran; an unidentified guest and two children; and Ambassadress Elisabeth Bertagnoli of Austria. The logo ice work of the 53rd Anniversary of Independence Day & the 23rd Anniversary of Liberation of the State of Kuwait

As in the case of some the countries of the Middle East and Africa, there were no ceremonial formalities such as playing of the national anthems and welcome and return speeches from the host side and Korea. However, there cake-cutting ceremony participated in by many ambassadors as well as Korean government leaders.

From left: Ambassador Kaman Singh Lama of Nepal and Mrs. Lama; and Ambassadors Grecia Fiodalicia Pichardo Polanco of Dominican Republic, Mohamed Ali Nafti of Tunisia and Ceferino Adrian Valdez Peralta of Paraguay

It had both merits and demerits whereas some people wanted information on the latest development in the host country and its relations with Korea while others enjoyed the absence of long speeches as it dispensed with the need of listening to long speeches on empty stomach. One diplomat confided in The Korea Post, “Well, if the speeches are not too long, like three or four minutes, the guests would not feel tired.”

From right: Deputy Head of Mission & First Secretary Shahbaz M. Malik of Pakistan, Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post, Counsellor Khandker Mastudul Alam of Bangladesh and other guests.

Another distinction of the party was the presentation of a warm scarf of the pattern of the National Flag of Kuwait which was given to each guest who put them around their neck. The scarf felt very warm.

From right in the rear row are Ambassadors Tajeldin Elhadi Eltahir of Sudan and Mohamed Salim Alharthy of Oman; Rep. An Hong-jun of the ruling Saenuri Party; and Ambassadors Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi of Kuwait and Abdulla Khalfan Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates.

Still another distinction of the occasion was the attendance by National Assemblywoman Kim Eul-Dong who is the daughter of the brave opposition National Assemblymen Kim Doo-Hwan during the First Republic of Korea of the late President Syngman Rhee. Rep. Kim Doo-Hwan is the son of the legendary Korean Independence Army General Kim Jwa-Jin. General Kim won great victories in various battle in Cheongsan-ri (Korean name) in southern Manchuria over the notoriously merciless Kanto Army of the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces, especially during the battles on Oct. 21-26, 1920.

National Assemblywoman Kim Eul-Dong of the ruling Saenuri Party (left) poses with Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post. Rep. Kim is the daughter of the brave opposition National Assemblymen Kim Doo-Hwan during the First Republic of Korea of the late President Syngman Rhee. Rep. Kim Doo-Hwan is the son of the legendary Korean Independence Army Commander General Kim Jwa-Jin who won great victories in various battles in Cheongsan-ri (Korean name) in southern Manchuria of China over the notoriously merciless Kanto Army of the Imperial Japanese Armed Forces, especially during the battles on Oct. 21-26, 1920.

Other Korean guests at the party included Minister Mun Hyung-Pyo of Ministry of Health & Welfare (MHW), Rep. An Hong-Jun of Saenuri Party, Director Woon-Chul Pak of the ME Division II & African & ME Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Director Jung HoWon of the Division of Global Health Care of MHW, Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post, Professlor/Director Ahn Dong-Keun of Hanyang University Media/Communications Department, CEO Jung Soo-Hyun of Hyundai E&C, Vice Chairman & CEO Charles Y. Kim of Daelim, CEO Kim Taek-Won of S&T Motiv, President Han Suk-In of University of Utah Asia and President Sunny You of Korea American Football Association.

Spouse of Ambassador Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi of Kuwait (5th from left foreground) poses with the spouses of other ambassadors and other lady guests.

Attendance from the Seoul Diplomatic Corps (SDC) was also large and included many mission cheifrs and other senior diplomats. They included Ambassadors Hocine Sahraoui of Algeria, Jorge Roballo of Argentina, Elisabeth Bertagnoli of Austria, Ramzi Teymurov of Azerbaijan (CDA), Natallia Jhylevich of Belarus, Dato Haji Harun Ismail of Brunei Darussalam (concurrently dean of the SDC), Petar Andonov of Bulgaria, Jaime Alberto Cabal Sanclemente of Colombia , Manuel Lopez Trigo of Costa Rica, Sylvestre Kouassi Bile of Cote d'Ivoire, Grecia Fiodalicia Pichardo of Dominican Republic, Hany Moawad Selim Labib of Egypt, Dibaba Abdetta (Dr.) of Ethiopia, Nikoloz Apkhazava of Georgia, Gabor Csaba of Hungary, Ahmad Masoumifar of Iran, Khalil Ismai Abdul Sahib Al-Mosawi of Iraq, Jad El Hassan of Lebanon, Farhat A. Abdussalm of Libya (CDA), Jose Luis Bernal of Mexico, Kaman Singh Lama of Nepal, Mohamed Salim Alharthy of Oman, Ceferino Adrian Valdez Peralta of Paraguay, Ahmad Y. Al-Barrak of Saudi Arabia, Tajeldin Elhadi Eltahir of Sudan, Mohamed Ali Nafti of Tunisia, Abdulla Khalfan Alromaithi of the United Arab Emirates and Alisher Kurmanov of Uzbekistan. There also were many ‘Number 2s’ and other senior diplomats who included Minister & Deputy Head of Mission Johannes Regenbrecht of Germany.

Professor Dr. Yeonwook Im of Hanyang Cyber University (right) poses with Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post.

Ambassador Jasem Mohamed Albudaiwi of Kuwait and Mrs. Albudaiwi (center and right) welcome Ambassador Jorge Roballo of Argentina.

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