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Czech Information Center Opens in Seoul
Chairman Choi Soo-Myung Hosts Celebratory Dinner
Chairman Choi Soo-Myung (2nd from left) of the Korea-Czech Friendship Association peaks in front of the gathering on Oct. 30, 2009 on the occasion of the opening of Czech Information Center in Seoul.

Chairman Choi Soo-Myung of the Korea-Czech Friendship Association hosted a dinner reception in celebration of the recent opening of the Czech Information Center in Seoul.

Scores of local friends of the Czech Republic were invited to the reception held on Oct. 30, 2009 at "Castle Praha" in Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul.

The Czech Information Center was openned on Oct. 28 2009 on the thrid floor of "Castle Praha" building.

Local people from all walks of life participated in the dinner reception. Many local airline officials and travel agents were invited as well.

Local journalists including mass circulation daily Chosun Ilbo and The Seoul Times were also invited by Chairman Choi.

From the Embassy of the Czech Republic came Ms. Nadia Vlnasova, head of the Economic and Commercial Department.

Chairman Choi Soo-Myung (2nd from right) of the Korea-Czech Friendship poses with his wife Mrs. Choi (to his left) and his friends at Castle Praha in Seoul on Oct. 30, 2009.

Ms. Vlnasova delivered a speech in front of the gathering.

She said that the center would serve as a bridge linking South Korea with the Czech Republic.

Chairman Choi also made a short congratulatory speech.

He said that it is not common that small embassy like the Czech Republic one opens its separate cultural center.

"This center will play an important role in helping South Koreans who want to gain access to the knowledge and information about the Czech Republic," Chairman Choi said. "I am really about happy about the opening of the information (cultural) center"

Chairman Choi also serves as Korean representative of the Czech Tourist Authority - Czech Tourism.

A variety of information on Czech's education, tourism, and business is available in the Czech Information Center in Seoul.

The center opens five days per week — from Tuesday to Saturday.

For details call 02-3143-3148 or leave Email at czechinfoseoul@gmail.com



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