Belarus Independence Day reception
Belarus Independence Day reception
  • Staff reporter Kim Hyo-jung
  • 승인 2018.07.04 01:41
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-“Initiatives of developing cooperation with the Eurasian states are being
newly illuminated”

What is most noteworthy nowadays between Korea & Belarus with regard to recent active development of the inter-Korean dialogue, is a positive assessment to the initiatives of developing cooperation with the Eurasian states in the context of the Northern Economic Cooperation policy implemented by the South Korean administration.

Belarus envoy Andrei Popkov touching upon cooperation between Korea & Eurasian States during his speech. (Courtesy: Embassy of Belarus)
Belarus envoy Andrei Popkov touching upon cooperation between Korea & Eurasian States during his speech. (Courtesy: Embassy of Belarus)

Highlighting the successes and prospects for the development of Belarus-Korea relations in a diplomatic reception to mark Belarus Independence Day 2018 held in a downtown hotel Seoul on June 28th evening, Belarus Envoy Andrei Popkov gave his especial attention to the successful holding of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang in February-March, 2018 and other significant events.

Echoing same opinion with Belarus Ambassador, Mr. Kwon Yong Bok, Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport who was on hand to congratulate Belarus Republic Day on behalf of the government, expressed the readiness of the Korean side to enhance cooperation in the Eurasian space, in particular, in implementing significant infrastructure projects, adding he sincerely hopes Korea’s knowhow & expertise during its infrastructure development period would be served usefully for the infrastructure development of Belarus in the same vein.

Group photo session with the Seoul Diplomatic Corps.
Group photo session with the Seoul Diplomatic Corps.

In the course of the reception, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Korea Mr. Yoon Kyung-Duk was awarded with the Honorary Diploma of the Government of the Republic of Belarus for his significant personal contribution to the development of Belarus – Korea relations and bilateral trade and economic cooperation.

Separately from Seoul event, Independence Day has rightfully taken a special place in the history of Belarus, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when speaking at a parade to mark Belarus’ Independence Day in Minsk, Belarus on 3 July.

Belarus Amb. Popkov couple welcoming guests. (Courtesy: Embassy of Belarus)
Belarus Amb. Popkov couple (right) & 1st Secretary Ms. Olga Pashkevich welcoming Cambodia Amb. Dimanche LONG including guests. (Courtesy: Embassy of Belarus)

According to the Embassy of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko noted with regret that the world is still restless today. Innocent people die in military conflicts, during terrorist attacks. The world has so far failed to restore the global balance which was broken at the end of the last century. In these circumstances Belarus is actively promoting the initiative of a large-scale international dialogue aimed at strengthening the architecture of international security. “This initiative has earned appreciation," Alexander Lukashenko said.


The following is Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko’s Independence

Day greetings provided by the Embassy of Belarus. –Ed.

Sovereignty is the most valuable asset of Belarus and its people, President Alexander Lukashenko said as he extended Independence Day greetings on 3 July.
“This day that unites the fates of different generations reminds us of the long and difficult path of the development of our state. We know the value of freedom. We understand the power of the unity of people, patriotism and faith in the future. We understand that sovereignty is our most valuable asset,” the head of state said.

Belarus Amb. Popkov bestowing his country's award upon Belarus Honorary Consul Mr. Yoon Kyung-duck for his outstanding role which promoted bilateral commerce & export.
Belarus Amb. Popkov bestowing his country's award upon Belarus Honorary Consul Mr. Yoon Kyung-duck for his outstanding role which promoted bilateral commerce & export.

“By liberating the Motherland from the Nazis, restoring the country in the postwar years, developing a young nation at the turn of epochs and millennia, we have been writing the history of independent Belarus together. Our sacred duty is to keep the memory of the Great Feat, pass it on to future generations, keep and strengthen peace on our land, enrich and make our country more beautiful,” the head of state said.

“May this remarkable day that have become the symbol of courage and heroism of the Belarusian people continue to inspire the citizens of our country for new achievements,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

Staff reporter Kim Hyo-jung  bodo@ndnnews.co.kr

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