Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Korea, Ambassador Mohamed Alharthy of the Sultanate of Oman hosted a reception to bid farewell for four outgoing envoys who have completed their tenure and who will be homeward bound shortly and to welcome 12 new ambassadors recently accredited to the Republic of Korea.
The outgoing envoys are Ambassadors Grecia Fiordalicia Pichardo Polanco of the Dominican Republic, Tito Saul Pinilla Pinilla of Colombia, Charles John Hay of the United Kingdom and Sarun Charoensuan of Thailand.
The newly appointed ambassadors are Ambassadors Difie Agyarko Kusi of Ghana, Manuel Antonio Goncalves de Jesus of Portugal, Ifigeneia Kontoleontos of Greece, Julian Clare of Ireland, Matilda Masuka of Tanzania, Nabih El Abed of Tunisia, Mamadou Gueye Faye of Senegal, Hazem Fahmy of Egypt, Abida Islam of Bangladesh, Ersin Ercin of Turkey, and Virgilio Paredes Trapero of Honduras.
The function was held at the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Korea and attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps including Ambassadors Jorge Jose Roballo of Argentina (treasurer of the Council of the Diplomatic Corps), Ambasador Vikran Kumar Doraiswami of India (secretary of the Council of the Diplomatic Corps).
Addressing the gathering the Dean appreciated turn by turn, the manner in which the envoys had worked to promote and cement bilateral relations between their countries and Korea. He also appreciated their interaction with their colleagues in the Diplomatic Corps and wished them a bright future wherever they may be posted next. Then a plaque was presented to each outgoing ambassador on behalf of the Diplomatic Corps in appreciation of their outstanding friendship, success and achievements.
The dean also welcomed the new ambassadors on behalf of the Diplomatic Corps, wished them success on their missions in Korea, and offered to extend any support that they may need and exchange of their views.
At the end of the reception the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps pointed out the plan of the Diplomatic Corps to promote and energize the Diplomatic Corps to make it more interactive among Diplomatic Corps members form one hand and with MOFA and other organizations in Korea from other hand in support of the public diplomacy.
In this regard an email account was created (email@example.com) for correspondences and a twitter account has been created as well to post events related to embassies, news and protocol related events (@dipcorpskorea ), and urged all embassies and members to follow the twitter account and exchange views and insights.