Doha 12 Nov 2017
The South Korean Embassy has arranged number of cultural and sports events to mark its National Day celebrations in Qatar.
South Korean Ambassador Heung Kyeong Park on announced in a press conference called at his residence recently followed by Korean envoy’s generous hospitality inviting on dinner serving home made Korean dishes. Ambassador Heung said that Korea has time-honoured and diverse cultural heritages and that Korean people have continually developed their culture
over more than 2,000 years. “Naturally, Korea has 12 Unesco world heritage sites and 19 Unesco intangible cultural heritages in the format of music, dance and other communal activities. These cultural heritages have provided a rich ground for the contemporary K-pop, K-drama and K-movies,” he said.
Ambassador giving details of the various events being organised during 2017, elaborated that in the evening of Monday, 13th November in collaboration of Katara Cultural Village, globally acclaimed b-boy group, Jinjo Crew will enthrall the audience at their “Rhythm of Korea” show at Katara Drama Theatre. The group has won five major world b-boy contests and achieved the first b-boy grand slam in 40 years of b-boy history.
They will show dynamic dances to the fast rhythms of Korea and Kukkiwon Taekwondo Demonstration Team will focus on the speed of physical actions in three areas namely forms, sparring and breaking.
Korean Envoy told that Doha-based Korean restaurants and groceries will present Korean food at the official diplomatic reception arranged in the ambassador’s residence garden. Korean children will be displaying Taekwondo on the occasion.
“After Taekwondo started reforming from Korean traditional martial art since 1940s, it has continuously developed and spread across the world. As of now, 80m people are practicing Taekwondo as Olympic event in 206 countries,” told by ambassador Park.
On Saturday 11th November, a taekwondo competition was held at the Basketball Stadium of Education City in cooperation with Qatar Taekwondo and Karate Federation and Korean community in Qatar.
In addition to sport and cultural events, a round table discussion on the situation of Korean peninsula with Dr Shin eom-chul will be held on November 20 at W Doha Hotel.
Announcing about Second Korea-Qatar Medical Forum, ambassador Park informed that it will be held early next month.’The first living donor liver transplantation was conducted here in Doha in November last year. I expect advanced surgical operations on liver and heart artery bypass to be conducted as part of the second Korea-Qatar Medical Forum this coming December’.
Ambassador Heung Kyeong Park announced that fifth Korea-Qatar High Level Strategic Cooperation Committee meeting is also scheduled in December 2017. The committee reviews co-operation in all sectors including trade, investment, energy, infrastructure, healthcare and agriculture.