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Bolivia's Independence Day Marked in Seoul
Bolivian Ambassador Guadalupe Palomeque De Taboada Is One of the Hardest Working Envoys
Bolivian Ambassador to Seoul Guadalupe Palomeque De Taboada (center in gray suit)poses with S. Korea's Gender Equality Minister Kang Eun-Hee (to her left), and with other foreign ambassadors at the dinner reception held in Seoul on August 5, 2016.

Bolivian Ambassador to Seoul Guadalupe Palomeque De Taboada hosted a dinner reception at Millennium Hilton Seoul on August 5, 2016 on the occasion of its 191st Independence Day of Bolivia.

The landlocked country in South America commemorates its Independence Day on August 6. The day celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of the Bolivian Republic in 1825, after 16 years of bitter struggle with its former colonial ruler: Spain.

The celebration of Bolivia’s Independence Day drew well over 200 high-profile guests including scores of top foreign envoys serving in Seoul. Among them were local journalists and many other experts.

Bolivian Ambassador to Seoul Guadalupe Palomeque De Taboada

Representing South Korean government came Gender Equality Minister Kang Eun-Hee. She delivered a congratulatory speech followed by Bolivian's envoy's welcoming address.

Ambassador Guadalupe Palomeque De Taboada has been one of the hardest working top foreign envoys in Seoul's diplomatic community.

Lasy year she hosted a number of both cultural and events events on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Bolivia and South Korea.

South Korea-Bolivia Partnership Rebuilding

Bolivia established the formal diplomatic ties with South Korea in 1965. However in 1998 the two nations withdrew their embassy from each other’s capital due to the worsening financial situation in Korea and Bolivia.

But in 2008 the two countries reopened embassy in each other’s capital after 14 years of diplomatic estrangement.

Since then a number of exchanges including high-profile government officials have been made between the two countries. The economic cooperation has been on the steady increase as well.

Bolivian Ambassador to Seoul Guadalupe Palomeque De Taboada (2nd from right) poses with President Hong Sung-Chang (2nd from left) of Myongji Enterprise at the dinner reception held in Seoul on the occasion of its 191st Independence Day.

In 2012 both nations signed a joint venture to develop the production of the Bolivian’s lithium.

Many South Korean companies are presently operating in Bolivia. They include a Korean steelmaker POSCO and KORES, a Korean consortium with LG International Corp.

For details or inquiries call the Embassy of Bolivia in Seoul at 02-318-1767 or 2767.

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