World Congress of Korean Presidents opens in Incheon … Full discussion on the prosperity of the Korean community

333 Korean community leaders from 64 countries participated … “Strengthening Ties with the Homeland”
Foreign Minister Park Jin “Preparation for Establishment of the Office of Overseas Koreans Without Setbacks … Promise to Strengthen Support for Koreans”

The “Congress of the President of Korea of ​​the World of 2022”, in which 333 Korean community leaders from 64 countries of the world gather to discuss the prosperity of the global Korean community, began on the 5th at Songdo Convensia in Incheon.

This competition, organized under the slogan “The Return of the Great Koreans Who Went into the World”, will be held with Incheon Metropolitan City, the first starting point for overseas migration to commemorate the 120th anniversary of official Korean immigration.

The opening ceremony was attended by Yoon Jae-ok, President of the Foreign Reunification Committee, Kim Seok-ki, President of People’s Strength, Overseas Koreans, Lee Jae-jeong, President of the Democratic Party of Korea, Kim Seong- gon, president of the Overseas Koreans Foundation, Yoo Jeong-bok, mayor of Incheon Metropolitan City, and Kim Deok-ryong, president of the World Federation of Korean Traders.

Over 260 Korean Association leaders by continent and region attended offline and 73 online, including event co-chairs Yoo Je-heon, president of the European Korean Federation, and Yoo Young-joon, president of the Latin American Korean Association.

World Congress of Korean Presidents Opens in Incheon ... Korean Community Prosperity Discussion (comprehensive)

At the opening ceremony, director Lee Jin-young, who produced the documentary “The Legacy of the Rainbow Country”, and former Hawaii Mayor Harry Kim gave a lecture on “Who Are We and Where Are We Going?”

Under the theme “Beautiful Public Diplomacy with 7.32 Million Koreans Overseas, Beautiful Koreans”, this competition, which runs until the 7th, will discuss current issues in 10 regions including the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia and will feature the best practices of the Korean Association.

In addition, dialogue with the government will be held involving government agencies such as the Ministry of Justice and the National Electoral Commission and a public relations booth for related organizations will be managed.

In his welcome address, President Kim Seong-gon said: “I hope you become a ‘beautiful global Korean’ who is respected in your home country and helps your home country by saving the Hongik Ingan, the unique spirit of the our people. “

World Congress of Korean Presidents Opens in Incheon ... Korean Community Prosperity Discussion (comprehensive)

The opening ceremony was followed by a welcome lunch by Foreign Minister Park Jin.

During the lunch, Minister Park assessed the role of the Korean Association, which was dedicated to the development of the Korean community and the country of origin, and expressed his gratitude.

Minister Park urged Korean presidents to show leadership so that the Korean American Association can become the focal point and the Korean community can be more harmonious.

He also stressed that the new government intends to turn a crisis into an opportunity by realizing the vision of a global pivotal country in a complex security environment, and also to contribute to peace and prosperity not only in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia. , but also worldwide.

Explaining the diplomatic direction of the Yun Seok-yeol administration, 7.5 million overseas Koreans have asked to support the Korean government in building a global pivotal country.

Finally, Minister Park said: “We are preparing to establish the Office for Overseas Koreans, which is a national task and a matter of concern to the Korean community.” We will strengthen it, “he promised.

In the evening, the “World Korea Day Commemoration Ceremony” was held in which Prime Minister Han Deok-soo attended and awarded the Government Medal of Merit to the person of merit.

/ yunhap news

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