Diplomacy Meetings Series: “The Palestinian Korean Relations”
As part of the Diplomacy Meetings Series, the Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies at Birzeit University hosted on July 3rd, 2013 the Korean Ambassador to Palestine H.E. Sung Jun Yeo to talk about the Korean experience.
The ambassador met with the University President Dr. Khalil Hindi, where they discussed academic cooperation between Palestinian and Korean universities.
H.E. Yoe expressed his wish to brief the Palestinian youth on South Korea saying:"When I came to Palestine two years ago, I found out that the Palestinians don’t know much about my country. Today, I would start by introducing my country to Birzeit community.”
During his presentation, the Korean Ambassador touched on the Korean language, food, housing, culture, arts and modern history, focusing on economic development, which basically depends on exports in the electronics and cars sectors.
At the end of the meeting, H.E. Yoe expressed his hope that the Palestinians would benefit from the Korean experience in a way that would help them to deal with the Israeli occupation, internal political split and the deteriorating economic situation.