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Luncheon to host embassy delegates

Foreign embassy delegates are scheduled to gather for a luncheon from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Korea House in Jung District, central Seoul, to learn more about traditional Korean culture and strengthen social networks among one another.

About 40 guests from 20 embassies in Seoul are invited to take part in the 2014 Embassies Day in Culture World Korea, an annual event co-hosted by the Hanbok Promotion Association and the 2014 World Traditional Costumes Festival Organization. VIP members participating include Ryu Kwon-ha, the executive editor of the Korea JoongAng Daily; Dibaba Abdetta, the Ethiopian ambassador to Seoul; and Khamla Xayachack, the Laotian ambassador to Seoul.

Those who plan to attend include Oliver Sperling, the first secretary at the German Embassy; Grzegorz Kowal, the first secretary at the Polish Embassy; Mohamed Eldei Ali, a counselor at the Embassy of Sudan; and Juan Pedro Calderon Zabala, the first secretary at the Embassy of Bolivia. Elrayih M. Hydoub, from the Embassy of Sudan, and Dmitry V. Koltsov, from the Embassy of Belarus, have also agreed to join.

From the Embassy of Bulgaria, Boyko Godev, the counselor and head of the Commercial and Economic Office, as well as Panko Panov, deputy head of mission, said they will likely attend. Traditional performances from Korea and other countries will feature. For more information, call Jin Hyang-ja, the president of the Hanbok Promotion Association, at 010-8366-0027.

BY LEE SUNG-EUN [selee@joongang.co.kr ]




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