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CK CEO Hosts Farewell for 2 Leaving Diplomats
Mr. Rabeh, Mr. Ounis to Leave after Years of Service
CK President Kim Kyong-Hae (left) presents the plaque of appreciation to Mr. Abdeljelil Ben Rabeh, counselor and deputy head of mission of Tunisian Embassy in Seoul on July 28, 2006.

South Korea's PR guru hosted a reception for the two departing foreign diplomats and their diplomatic and local friends for their years of contributions to the development of bilateral ties between South Korea and their countries.

Under the joint sponsorship of The Seoul Times, President Kim Kyong-Hae of Communications Korea (CK) hosted a farewell party for Mr. Abdeljelil Ben Rabeh, counselor and deputy head of mission of Tunisian Embassy and Mr. Mohamed Cherif Ounis, consul of the Embassy of Algeria at the CK building in Seoul on July 28, 2006.

During the dinner reception President Kim delivered the plaque of appreciation to Mr. Rabeh and Mr. Ounis, respectively with scores of other diplomats and locals attending the farewell gathering.

Mr. Rabeh, who served in Seoul for the last five years, will leave the nation on Aug. 3, 2006. Mr. Ounis will go back to his country of Algeria after more than four years of his service in Seoul on July 31, 2006.

CK President Kim Kyong-Hae (left) presents the plaque of appreciation to Mr. Mohamed Cherif Ounis, consul of the Embassy of Algeria at CK building in Seoul on July 28, 2006.

The two diplomats will be working at the foreign ministry of each country.

Mr. Rabeh and Mr. Ounis' diplomatic and local friends had to fight the heavy rains to come to the farewell event.

Among the high-level foreign diplomats were Mr. Youssef Alamri, counselor and Charge D'affaire of Oman Embassy, Mr. Salem Al-Khaledi, counselor and deputy head of mission of Kuwaiti Embassy, Mr. Hamza Ahmed, counselor and deputy head of mission of Sudanese Embassy, and Mr. Essam Ismail, commercial minister of the Egyptian Embassy.

Other foreign diplomats who attended the reception were Mr. Hatem Youssri, third secretary of the Egyptian Embassy, Mr. Hossam Ibrahim, diplomat of the Egyptian Embassy, Mr. Fethi Nasri, first secretary of Tunisian Embassy, and Mr. Hassan Alaoui, first secretary of Moroccan Embassy.

A South Korean government official also came to the farewell reception. Mr. Jung Sang-Chun, deputy director of North and West Africa Division of South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT), expressed gratitude to Mr. Rabeh and Mr. Ounis for their contribution to bilateral ties between South Korea and their country. Mr. Jung is in charge of Tunisian desk at MOFAT.

CK President Kim Kyong-Hae (3rd from left) poses with guests.

From the local travel industry came several people. They are Mr. Lee Jun-Young, manager of Winner Tour, and Mr. Jalen Kang, manager of Delta Travel Service, and Ms. Ahn Sung-Youn of Incredible India.

Other guests included Mr. Knobby H. Kim, president of K-Transport Network, Mr. Muse Kim, manager of Korea Handicraft Association, and Mr. Alexandre Dufour, Ph.D student of Institut Pasteur Korea.

Chairman Kim Seok-Soo of International Friendship Club (IFC) and Ms. Park Ju-Eun, IFC manager, took part in the farewell party, which lasted late into the night.

Farewell Party for Mr. Rabeh and Mr. Ounis

Geusts at farewell party at CK building in Seoul on July 28, 2006

The above photos were taken by Mr. Sam BS Lee, staff reporter.



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