South Korea’s Ambassador to Kuwait Chung Byung-ha on Wednesday described Kuwait as a “great country” in its ability to embody aspirations for peace and helping others.

During an embassy ceremony marking his country’s October 3 National Foundation Day, the ambassador praised Kuwait’s humanitarian role, and its endeavors to peacefully mediate regional and global disputes, making it a source of inspiration for the promotion of human values.

The event was attended by Kuwaiti officials, including Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Mazen Al-Nahedh, and the representative of the Chief of Staff and Commander of the Air Defense Force, Maj Gen Adel Al- Hafidh.

He praised Kuwait’s 2035 development plan as a “great strategy” that will make the country more sustainable, stressing that his country remains a reliable partner in realising this vision. Cooperation between the two countries, he added, has achieved a great boost to include new areas such as healthcare, renewable energy, smart cities, agriculture and education.

He said his country is proud of this common relationship, adding that friendship, trust and partnership are the appropriate way to describe that relationship, worked for so diligently over the past four decades.

He also noted to Kuwait as a major supporter to Seoul, mentioning its role as one of his country’s largest oil suppliers.

On bilateral cultural exchange, he said that a Korean Language Center will be launched at Kuwait University later this year.

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