Did you know that if you go to Luxembourg, the only Grand Duchy in the world, you can see Korea?
While waiting for the bus, before getting on the tram, as soon as they enter the train station, Luxembourg citizens are drawn to a picture of a lively festival. The event commemorates the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Luxembourg, which the Korean Embassy to the European Union in Belgium (ambassador Sun-gu Yoon) has been showing since June 14 in Luxembourg, an adjunct country, is a hot topic.
Currently, promotional materials commemorating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties are being introduced at bus stops and train stations throughout the city of Luxembourg. This is an illustration work drawn by Song Kyung-Ah, who is active in Luxembourg, and expresses unity and friendship through the way the two countries gather in one space to light the lanterns and enjoy the festival.
In Luxembourg, where public transportation is completely free, the embassy informs Luxembourg citizens of Korea through publicity using bus and tram stops that citizens use every day. It is also expected that it will serve as an opportunity to look back on the history of bilateral relations, which marks the 60th anniversary this year, and to look forward to the future. Promotional materials commemorating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties will be posted until July 4.
In addition, a reception commemorating the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties will be held on June 25th at the City Theater Cello (CELO) in Esperrange, Luxembourg. As it is held on June 25, the date of the outbreak of the Korean War, at the reception commemorating the establishment of diplomatic ties, photos showing Luxembourg's participation in the Korean War in cooperation with the Luxembourg Military History Museum are also displayed.
During the reception, attendees can try on beautiful traditional Korean clothes at the Hanbok Experience Corner, followed by an ink painting performance and a traditional dance performance that conveys the beauty and flavor of Korea.
Various events will be held throughout Luxembourg this year to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations. In October, the first 'Korean Culture Week' will be held in the country to introduce various Korean cultures such as music and movies, and a business forum will be held to promote economic cooperation between the two countries.
Ambassador Yoon Soon-Goo said, "Luxembourg is a traditional ally who participated in the Korean War before establishing diplomatic ties and helped us," adding, "We look forward to furthering progress in bilateral relations with the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations."