Monday, November 19, 2007
Koreans urged to learn Ghanaian
Story: ROSE HAYFORD DARKO
THE Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Ghana, Mr. Wi Keyei-Chul, has called on Koreans in Ghana, to recognize and learn about the culture and customs of Ghanaians to enhance the peaceful co-existence of the two peoples.
He said that could be achieved through the organization of programmes to bring citizens of the two countries together.
Mr. Keyei-Chul made the remarks at a ceremony in Tema to climax the 30th Anniversary celebration of the Korea residents Association in Ghana and Ghana-Korea Diplomatic ties.
As part of the activities, the association held a marathon race and a walk in Tema at the weekend.
The race, which was run mostly by Ghanaian runners, was witnessed by a large number of Korean residents in Ghana.
Ambassador Keyei-Chul commended the government of Ghana for making the economy of the country attractive for business.
He said the bonds of friendship between the two countries had steadily developed in various fields since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1977.
Mr. Keyei-Chul was full of praise for the Ghanaian hospitality, which, he said, served as a model on the African continent.
He said currently, the Korean Government and businessmen perceived Ghana as a main development partner and a promising investment destination.
The ambassador explained that Ghana had become a shining example of political stability and an economy capable of attracting investors.
He said the decision to have the exercise was to keep the body strong and healthy and at the same time create a platform for socialization.
Mr. Keyei-Chul expressed optimism that such gatherings would offer the people the opportunity to learn about each other’s culture and customs.
The Director of Sports Development at the Ministry of Sports, Dr. Emmanuel Owusu Ansah, commended the Korean community in Ghana for their commitment to the growth of sports in the country.
He said co-operation between the two countries had seen many achievements in the political, economic, social and cultural fields.
Dr. Owusu Ansah said Ghana had remained committed to the good international relations which it nurtured and continued to consolidate since independence.
He expressed optimism that the friendly Ghana-Korean partnership would continue into the distant future and develop from one level to another.
He said Ghana was making available to its sportsmen and women sports facilities of international standards, especially with the completion of the internationally modeled stadia in some of the major cities in the country.
Dr. Owusu Ansah urged those who had been trained in the field of Tae-Kwon-Do to be disciplined and use their skills for the benefit of the nation.
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