5 Honorable Ambs. receive coveted Friendship Amb. Award
5 Honorable Ambs. receive coveted Friendship Amb. Award
  • Staff reporter Jang Soo-hyuck
  • 승인 2019.03.11 18:20
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-In recognition of their excellent diplomatic activities between Korea & their respective countries

5 Honorable Ambs. from the Seoul Diplomatic Corps. received the 2019 Friendship Amb. Award as part of the 2019 Korea Consumer Awards Ceremony, held on 2 p.m, March 11 at the Memorial Hall, National Assembly Seoul.

In recognition of their excellent diplomatic activities between Korea & their respective countries, 5 Honorable Ambs who received the prestigious Friendship Amb. Award from the NDNnews(www.ndnnews.co.kr) & Korea Culture Ambassador Friendship Association with the support of Korea Consumer Association were Peru Amb. Daul Jesus Enrique Matute-Mejia, Colombia Amb. Juan Pablo Rodriguez Barragan, Fiji Amb. Periana Tagimaucia Lalabalavu, Croatia Amb. Damir KUSEN, and last but not least Nigeria Amb. Amin Muhammad Dalhatu.

5 Honorable Ambassadors receiving their Friendship Amb. Awards alongwith general corporate recepients.
5 Honorable Ambassadors receiving their Friendship Amb. Awards alongwith general corporate recepients.

The following are excerpts from the plague contents. -Ed.

2019 Friendship Amb. Award

H.E Daúl MATUTE-MEJIA

Ambassador of Peru to the Republic of Korea

Your Excellency has been showing special interest & affection in forging friendship & cooperation with the NDNnews(www.ndnnews.co.kr) & Korea Culture Ambassador Friendship Association by taking part in several trip programs including the Incheon Global Campus trip etc., organized by us for mutual win-win partnerships & cooperations.

Peru Amb. Matute-Mejia
Peru Amb. Matute-Mejia(center) & his Madame responding to a group photo with chairman Kim Jong-woon(far left) of Korea Culture Ambassador Friendship Association and president Shin Hyun-doo of NDNnews(far right) at the gate of the Memorial Hall, National Assembly.

Holding plenty of experience and studies in financial, trade and regional economic organizations such as APEC, Your Excellencty has been showing aspirations since presenting credentionals on April last year.: "One of the most important goals that I want to achieve during my Mission in Korea is deepening economic relations between Peru and Korea. Attracting and diversifying Korean investment in Peru and widening the trade in non-traditional exports are fundamental to this end."

In recognition of Your Excellency's such excellent activities & dedication as Peru top envoy in terms of being in the van of strengthening bilateral exchange cooperations as well as boosting Latin American countries image beyond just Peru's image, The NDNnews & SeoulCity magazine bestow 2019 Friendship Amb. Award upon Your Excellency.

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President Shin Hyun-doo

NDNnews & SeoulCity magazine

Korea Culture Ambassador Friendship Association

Colombia Amb.
Colombia Amb. Juan Pablo Rodriguez Barragan(far left, first row) joining with diplomats after the ceremony.

2019 Friendship Amb. Award

H.E Juan Pablo Rodriguez Barragan

Ambassador of Colombia to the Republic of Korea

Your Excellency has been showing special interest & passion for bolstering trade with Korea since presenting credentials on Feb., last year, saying: “I want to see an increase in exports through diversification, I expect more economic cooperation to come from small- and medium-sized enterprises in Korea, for potential investors I recommend automobiles, chemicals, renewable energies, IT and agribusiness in addition to infrastructure, to name just a few.”

Commanding Colombia's Armed Forces, the Army, the Joint Special Operations Command and the Fifth Army Division during last 42-year military service, Your Excellency allowed us to reaffirm its unwavering friendship with Korea since the 1950-53 Korean War when it was the only South American country to send troops for U.N. collation forces, showing recently especial discussions about defense field cooperation as well including Korea’s defense industry export to Colombia.

In recognition of Your Excellency's such excellent activities & dedication as Colombia top envoy in terms of being in the van of strengthening bilateral exchange cooperations as well as boosting Latin American countries image beyond just Colombia's image, The NDNnews & SeoulCity magazine bestow 2019 Friendship Amb. Award upon Your Excellency.

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President Shin Hyun-doo

NDNnews & SeoulCity magazine

Korea Culture Ambassador Friendship Association

 

2019 Friendship Amb. Award

H.E Peniana Tagimaucia LALABALAVU

Ambassador of Fiji to the Republic of Korea

Your Excellency has been showing special passion & affection in forging friendship & cooperation with Korea which promotes Fiji’s socio- economic development in conjunction with green practice economic cooperation and medical field since presenting credentials at the end of last year including addressing current global pressing issues such as climate change.

Fiji Amb.
Fiji Amb. Peniana Tagimaucia LALABALAVU(center) joining for a group photo with advisor Na Kyung-soo of the Korea Culture Ambassador Friendship Association(left) and Fiji Embassy diplomat.

In light of the fact that Fiji located in the center of the South Pacific Islands region plays a leading role in terms of harmony between countries in the region & as a hub nation of politics, economy, society, culture, diplomacy and education while linking a number of islands countries in the South Pacific Islands, Korean public expects Your Excellency’s excellent & outstanding diplomatic performances during Your Excellency’s tenure as Fiji top envoy in Korea.

In recognition of Your Excellency's such excellent activities & dedication as Fiji top envoy in terms of being in the van of strengthening bilateral exchange cooperations as well as boosting South Pacific Islands countries image beyond just Fiji's image, The NDNnews & SeoulCity magazine bestow 2019 Friendship Amb. Award upon Your Excellency.

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President Shin Hyun-doo

NDNnews & SeoulCity magazine

Korea Culture Ambassador Friendship Association

 

2019 Friendship Amb. Award

H.E Damir KUSEN

Ambassador of Croatia to the Republic of Korea

Since presenting credentials at the end of last year, Your Excellency has been enthusiastic during several months for allowing Koreans to better understand even more Croatia including the official opening of Croatia Embassy in Korea, many tourism destination introduction in Croatia, and press conference for tourism media, to name just a few.

Croatia Amb.
Croatia Amb. Damir KUSEN(left) joining for a group photo with Ko Sung-sam from Joongang University who screened this year's award ceremony as well as advisor Kim Kap-je from the NDNnews(center), wrapping up the ceremony.

In that sense, Korean public expects Your Excellency’s excellent role & oustanding diplomatic performance during Your Excellency’s tenure in Korea as Croatia top envoy, hearing Your Excellency’s comments: “Korea is the most important country for Croatia not only in terms of increasing tourists to Croatia, but also the two nations have been forging their friendly relations in many areas ranging from international politics, international issues up to science, innovation, cutting-edge technology field including mutual trade”.

In recognition of Your Excellency's such excellent activities & dedication as Croatia top envoy in terms of being in the van of strengthening bilateral exchange cooperations as well as boosting EU image beyond just Croatia's image, The NDNnews & SeoulCity magazine bestow 2019 Friendship Amb. Award upon Your Excellency.

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President Shin Hyun-doo

NDNnews & SeoulCity magazine

Korea Culture Ambassador Friendship Association

 

2019 Friendship Amb. Award

H.E. Amin Muhammad DALHATU

Ambassador of Nigeria to the Republic of Korea

Your Excellency has been showing special interest & affection in forging friendship & cooperation with the NDNnews(www.ndnnews.co.kr) & Korea Culture Ambassador Friendship Association by contributing valuable English articles regarding peaceful denuclearization on the peninsula, to name just a few.

Minister Lazarus I. Kpasaba from the Embassy of Nigeria (second from left, first row) attending in the ceremony to receive the 2019 Friendship Amb. Award on behalf of Nigeria Amb. Amin Muhammad Dalhatu.
Minister Lazarus I. Kpasaba from the Embassy of Nigeria (second from left, first row) attending in the ceremony to receive the 2019 Friendship Amb. Award on behalf of Nigeria Amb. Amin Muhammad Dalhatu.

Focusing on its investment opportunities Nigeria can offer for foreign investors including Korea through Nigeria National Day speech etc. for example, Your Excellency has been fostering economic & investment cooperations between the two countries, saying: "Over the years, there has been steady rise in economic engagement between our two countries. As a testimony of this vibrant engagement, many Korean companies are doing business in Nigeria in various sectors such as: oil and gas, electricity, infrastructure development, automobile, LNG plants, crude oil transportation and LNG carriers."

In recognition of Your Excellency's such excellent activities & dedication as Nigeria top envoy in terms of being in the van of strengthening bilateral exchange cooperations as well as boosting African countries image beyond just Nigeria’s image, The NDNnews & SeoulCity magazine bestow 2019 Friendship Amb. Award upon Your Excellency.

2019. 3. 11

President Shin Hyun-doo

NDNnews & SeoulCity magazine

Korea Culture Ambassador Friendship Association

Peru Amb. Matute-Mejia delivering his congratulatory remarks on behalf all 4 recipients Amb
Peru Amb. Matute-Mejia delivering his congratulatory remarks on behalf all 4 recipients Ambs on the podium.

                                                                           Congratulatory remarks on the occasion of 2019 Korea Consumer Awards

March 11, 2019 / 2:00 p.m.

At the Memorial Hall, National Assembly

 

By H.E. Daul Jesus Enrique Matute-Mejia

Ambassador of the Republic of Peru to the Republic of Korea

 

It is a great honor for me as the Ambassador of Peru to be with you on this special occasion.

 

First of all, on behalf of the Republic of Peru, I would like to congratulate the Seoul Diplomatic Corps for hosting the 2019 Korea Consumer Awards, as well as congratulate the other four Ambassadors who receive this recognition, just like me. In this occasion, I will address this speech on behalf of all of them.

 

We understand that the host purpose of this Korea Consumer Awards is to stand out important personalities and companies which lead the improvement of life quality for citizens and consumers as well as the protection of their rights & interests.

 

Thanks to such noble purpose, this Korea Consumer Awards maximizes publicity effect in addition to image improvement of the corporate or country brand. Moreover, by discovering such corporations, individuals and institutions blessed with competitiveness, credibility & public interest, we diplomats understand that Korea Consumer Awards presents opportunities to make a right choice, elevating their competitiveness by assessing & encouraging countries and companies’ excellence & achievements by fields.

 

We award-winning ambassadors also are very honored & privileged to be able to receive such prestigious & covetable Friendship Ambassador Award in consideration of the importance of Korea Consumer Awards among the others Awards given in Korea and terms of strategic cooperation between Korea and the countries of the award-winning ambassadors in this ceremony.

 

I don´t want to finish these words, without expressing on behalf of the Peruvian government, our sincere desire for the success of the dialogues between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, that can lead to a near age of peace and prosperity in the Korean Peninsula.

 

I want to say that I accept this award and I dedicate it to Peruvian people and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of my country. I humbly receive this recognition. I will remember this day my whole life.

 

Thank you very much to the Korean people and to its Government for hosting us with sincere open hearts.

 

Once again, thank you very much on behalf of all Ambassadors and congratulation to all of the award-winning personalities.

Staff reporter Jang Soo-hyuck  bodo@ndnnews.co.kr

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