The opening ceremony of the Moldovan Cultural Center (316 Gapsa-ro, Gongju-si, Chungcheongnam-do), celebrating the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties with Korea, was held on May 12, 2022, in Gongju, South Chungcheong Province.
On this day, Dumitru Socolan, Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Japan (concurrently serving as Korea), Lee Soon-Jong, Deputy Mayor of Gongju City, Tatiana Mester-Balan, First Secretary, Lee Beom-Woong, Acting President of Gongju National University, Seo Hae-Won, Gongju Educational Support Office, Lee Sang-Woo, director of the Eurasian Cultural Center, and Kang Deahoon, CEO of WalkintoKorea, and many local residents attended.
Deputy Mayor of Gongju City, Lee Soon-Jong, said, “I sincerely congratulate the Moldovan Cultural Center on the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Moldova in Gongju, a city of culture and history. We hope that it will serve as a bridgehead for the development of relations between the two countries.”
Then, Dumitru Socolan, Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova to Japan (concurrently serving as Korea), who attended the inauguration ceremony of President Yoon Seok-Yeol and the opening ceremony of the Moldovan Cultural Center in Gongju City, said, “I would like to thank the organizers for completing the establishment of the Moldovan Cultural Center in Korea. We look forward to more exchanges and cooperation with you.”
The opening ceremony of the Moldovan Cultural Center was hosted by the Eurasian Culture Center (Director Lee Sang-Woo, Professor, Korea University of Arts), and Moldovans in Korea, including Mrs. Ludmila Vizdoaga, who moved from Moldova to Daejeon, supported the event.
At the opening ceremony with domestic and foreign guests and local residents, Moldovan and Korean artists performed traditional performances from both countries, receiving generous support and applause from the attendees.
Director Lee Sang-woo, who oversaw the event, said, “I would like to thank Gongju City and the local residents for their active cooperation in making today’s opening ceremony a success. The ‘Moldova Traditional Culture Zone’ project, which is currently being promoted, will also be carried out without any setbacks. It will be of great help to cooperation between the two countries and revitalize the local economy in Gongju.”
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