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Rep. Park Jin hosts annual KBS dinner
Friends of Britain Gather for Year-End Party
UK Amb. Morris Delivers KBS Scholarships to Orphans
By Judith Park
Staff Reporter
British Ambassador to Seoul Warwick Morris (center) lawmaker and KBS President Park Jin (second from left), Dr. Han Duck-Soo, deputy prime minister (second from right), and ex-Foreign Minister Han Seung-Soo. At left is Mrs. Park, wife of Park Jin.

Friends of Britain and British residents gathered in Seoul in an annual year-end party held at a hotel on Dec. 12, 2005.

Local lawmaker Park Jin, executive president of KBS (the Korea Britain Society) hosted a dinner at Millennium Seoul Hilton's Grand Ballroom on the day.

About 350 both local and British residents in Seoul took part in the gathering. British Ambassador to Seoul Warwick Morris also attended the dinner meeting.

The invited guests were mostly local friends of Britain, particularly those who studied in Britain.

Other VIP participants included ex-Prime Minister Kang Young-Hoon, former Foreign Minister Han Seung-Soo, Vice Minister for Finance and Economy Kwon Tae-Sin, and Mr. Alan Timblick of Invest Korea.

Mr. Han Seung-Soo presently serves as chairman of 2014 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games Bid Committee.

British Ambassador Warwick Morris (third from left) poses with lawmaker and KBS President Park Jin (center), and orphans.

Dr. Han Duck-Soo, deputy prime minister and minister of finance and economy, delivered a congratulatory speech before the dinner, which started around 8 p.m.

Dr. Han emphasized the importance of the economic relations between Seoul and London in his speech.

During the dinner Christmas carol songs were presented by a group of orphans from Haeshimwon Orphanage.

Amb. Morris delivered to the orphans scholarships donated from the Korea Britain Society.

Established in 1961 the Korea Britain Society offers a variety of scholarships to the local students for their advanced study in Britain. The society also arranges English topic discussion, a visit to British Museum in London, and other cultural exchange programs to the local students.

For details or inquiries about the event please contact Ms. Jenny Hong, media officer of the British Embassy in Seoul 82-2-3210-5562 during office hour.

The above photos were taken by Charles (Young-Hwan) Park, Staff Reporter of The Seoul Times.




 

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