Ambassador Mohammed El Amine Derragui of Algeria hosted a reception at the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul on November 9, 2018 in celebration of the 64 th Anniversary of the National Day of Algeria. Many Korean and international dignitaries attended the party. Many ambassadors and Korean civic figures attended the party from all walks of life.
Ambassador Derragui made a wonderful speech at the party, where he said, “Bilateral relations have registered big steps forward on the political and economic levels and I would like to reiterate here our full commitment to their development and their extension to all areas and thank all those who are contributing actively to the development of Algeria-Korea bilateral relations, and with whom our embassy cooperate on a daily basis, whether they are in the Korean Government or in the Private sector, and who contribute to making our strategic partnership a concrete reality.” (See further details in the following speech.)
|Ambassador Mohammed El Amine Derragui of Algeria speaks to the meeting.|
Excerpts from the speech of Ambassador Derragui:
I would like first to express to all of you my sincere thanks for accepting our invitation to share with us the commemoration of the 64th anniversary of the outbreak of our revolution for independence.
It is a honor for me to welcome you on this very meaningful occasion for the Algerian people and which represents for us a symbol of liberation and dignity. The Revolution reminds us of the significance of the struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
And I am sure that the Korean people, which suffered a lot from foreign occupation as well, shares with us this conviction.
|Mrs. Chafika Derragui (spouse of the ambassador of Algeria, standing sixth from left) poses with Algerian citizens in Korea. Sitting at far right in the front row is Vice Chairperson Cho Kyung-hee of The Korea Post media.|
I would like on this occasion highlight the fact that our two countries celebrate this year the 28th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and the 12th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the establishment of a Strategic Partnership between Algeria and the Republic of Korea.
Since then, the bilateral relations have registered big steps forward on the political and economic levels. I would like to reiterate here our full commitment to their development and their extension to all areas and thank all those who are contributing actively to the development of Algeria-Korea bilateral relations, and with whom our embassy cooperate on a daily basis, whether they are in the Korean Government or in the Private sector, and who contribute to making our strategic partnership a concrete reality.
We hope that this year will witness a more important level of exchanges of Visits by the High personalities of our two countries.
|Singers wearing traditional Algerian costumes sing the National Anthems of Korea and Algeria.|
The 4th session of the Joint Committee as well will be an opportunity to make a global evaluation of bilateral relations and will adopt a roadmap for deepening and diversifying the relations.
We also hope that Korean companies will invest in the Algerian economy notably in the production and the development of the mining sector, benefiting from the numerous facilitations in the field of investments.
I am happy to greet, on this occasion, the members of the Algerian community living in Korea and to extend to them my best wishes of good health and happiness, and to encourage them to continue, through their work, to support the Algeria-Korea relations.
To the glory of our martyrs, Long live to the Algeria-Korea friendship.
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