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UAE Enovy Stresses Korea-Arab Ties
Dr. Al-Maaina Helps Form Korea-Arab Literature Forum
UAE Ambassador to Seoul Abdulla M. Al- Maaina. Mr. Al-Maaina also serves as dean of Arabic ambassadors operating in Seoul.

UAE Ambassador to Seoul Abdulla M. Al- Maaina has recently attended a forum organized by Korea-Arab Society to stress mutual ties between South Korea and Arabic countries.

A globally noted Palestinean writer, Dr. Sahar Khalifah, was also invited to the lierature forum hosted on Nov. 5, 2009 by Sec. Gen. Choi Seung-Hoh of the Korea-Arab Society (KAS).

Dr. Khalifah spoke on the subject of "In Search of the Palestinean Liturature."

UAE Amb. Al- Maaina delivered a meaningful congratulatory speech in front of the gatherings including Egyptian Ambassador to Seoul Mohamed Elzorkany, and President Park Chul of the Hankook University of Foreign Studies.

A local novelist and dramatist Oh Soo-Yeon was also invited to the forum to share her literary experience with other participants.

In the special message, Amb. Al- Maaina emphasized the need for more and better relations between South Korea and the Arabic countries.

The following is the full text of Amb. Al-Maaina's speech.

Amb. Al-Maaina currently serves as dean of Arabic ambassadors operating in Seoul.

Speech of HE Abdullah Mohammed
By ambassador of United Arab Emirates
On the occasion of the second session of the Literature Forum between Korea and the Arabs

Peace and mercy of God "Anya Chmika"

At the outset, allow me to extend my thanks to His Excellency (Sakong IL), Chairman of the Assembly, for his effort to establish a second session of the literary forum between Korea and the Arabs, which comes in support of intercultural relations between the Republic of Korea and Arab countries.

I took the opportunity to develop these events, to renew the warmest and most sincere congratulations to the two peoples, Arabs and Koreans, friendly on this occasion.

I would like to pay tribute to the success of the events that set up the Korean and Arabic literary ties during the past two years, including the first literary event in bringing together the Arabic peoples and the Korean people, in an important aspect of cooperation between the two sides, namely, the cultural aspect.

I emphasize that the forum is current another literary opportunity through the activities of the Assembly for more communication and integration between cultures, Arab and Korean through the literary works to be provided by the two sides within the activities of this Forum.

The participation of a variety of literary works from a number of Arabic countries in this diverse cultural forum of ingredients that reflect the Arab culture and its heritage, in view of these countries to collect a common civilization, will enrich the activities of the forum, and give both sides the opportunity to learn the culture of the other side, which will support the concept of diversity and coexistence, integration and tolerance among different cultures of the world, and strengthen the spirit of understanding among cultures and mutual respect and acceptance of every culture to other cultures.

With best wishes to undermine the moral progress posts from the Arab side impressed the Korean public, and I hope to the all the activities and events conducted by the General Korean Arabic succeed in achieving the desired goals and service to connect cultural cooperation between the two sides.

Thank you very much!






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