Emiratis admire South Korea’s wealthy heritage: Fahim Al Qasimi


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Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairperson of DGR, and Lee Hai Younger, the President of the King Sejong Institute, through the ceremony.

Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

The Division of Authorities Relations (DGR) in Sharjah has introduced that the King Sejong Institute, the official Institute for studying Korean language and Korean tradition, is establishing a brand new base within the UAE’s cultural capital. The department in Sharjah will grow to be the distinguished institute’s eighty fifth world base.

The announcement was made on Tuesday at an official ceremony that came about on the iconic Home of Knowledge (HoW), within the presence of Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi, Chairman of DGR; Sheikh Majid Abdullah Al Qasimi, Managing Director of DGR; Lee Hai Younger, President, King Sejong Institute Basis; Moon Byung-Jun, Consulate Common of the Republic of Korea in Dubai; Abdalla Mohammed AlOwais, Chairman of Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Trade; Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media Metropolis, and the heads of the King Sejong Institute branches from all over the world.

Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi described the event as a step in direction of deepening the longstanding diplomatic, cultural, and enterprise relations between the UAE and South Korea for over 40 years. He highlighted the deep admiration and curiosity of the Emirati and expat group in direction of Korea’s wealthy heritage, stating that the institute marks a brand new chapter in broadening the horizons of their friendship.


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In the course of the ceremony, Sheikh Fahim Al Qasimi and Lee Hai Younger signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to officiate their dedication to selling deeper cultural trade and fostering a stronger multi-sectoral partnership between South Korea and Sharjah.

The emirate’s department of the King Sejong Institute will probably be based mostly throughout the vibrant premises of Sharjah’s College Metropolis, and beginning September, will welcome members of all age teams from throughout Sharjah and the UAE to enrol in quite a lot of language programs taken by certified academics, and participate in expert-led cultural occasions and mental discussions designed to cater to assorted pursuits and talent units.

The institute can even function a platform for internet hosting key cultural and literary exchanges between the UAE and South Korea, and diversify studying and growth alternatives in varied fields.

Increasing on this the Chairman of DGR famous: “Sharjah’s cultural significance to the UAE and the area can’t be overemphasised, and amongst the emirate’s largest cultural successes is the way in which our metropolis has realised the imaginative and prescient of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed AlQasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler Of Sharjah, to construct robust cultural bridges with quite a few cities all over the world. This new endeavour displays the openness we wish to share with our cultural counterparts from South Korea, enabling each events an opportunity to find out about one another and join at a degree that may result in the creation of significant partnership alternatives for each side.”

Lee Hai Younger, President of the King Sejong Institute, welcomed bringing the institute to Sharjah, including: “The centre performs a significant function in selling the Korean language and tradition worldwide, with 244 branches in 84 nations and though we began with simply 740 college students, we now enrich over 17,000 college students with Korean tradition all over the world. The institution of a department in Sharjah underscores the institute’s dedication to fostering cultural trade and selling the wealthy heritage of Korea globally.”

Moon Byung-Jun, Consulate Common of the Republic of Korea in Dubai remarked: “This marks an essential milestone within the cultural trade between the UAE and South Korea. This institute won’t solely function a platform for studying the Korean language and tradition but in addition contribute to strengthening the bonds of friendship and understanding between our nations.”

The King Sejong Institute, operated by the Ministry of Tradition, Sports activities and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, performs a significant function in selling the Korean language and tradition, with 244 branches in 84 nations. Established in 2007, it’s named after Sejong the Nice, who created the Korean alphabet, Hangul, and supported essential analysis in philosophy, science, arts, music, medication, and agriculture. The institute organises cultural occasions to introduce college students to Korean tradition and competitions to encourage them to talk and write within the Korean language The institution of a department in Sharjah comes in step with the emirate’s imaginative and prescient to additional advance its instructional and inventive sectors and construct cultural bridges with nations and nations all over the world.



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