RECEPTION IN HONOR OF THE OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS OF TURKMENISTAN ORGANIZED IN SEOUL
On November17, 2015 a reception on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of Independence and the 20th anniversary of the Permanent Neutrality of Turkmenistan had been held in a banquet hall “Regency Hall” at the “Grand Hyatt” hotel in Seoul.
The heads and members of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Seoul, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, the official representatives of other ministries and departments, members of local and foreign media, as well as heads of a number of major Korean companies were invited to the reception. Overall, the number of guests who took part in a solemn ceremony was over 250 persons.
After the performance of the national anthems of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea a welcoming speech was delivered by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Republic of Korea M.Mamedaliev. Then the floor was taken by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, the Chancellor of the National Diplomatic Academy of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Yun Doc Min.
Official reception was accompanied by music performance from the repertoire of famous Turkmen composers as N.Halmammedov, M.Tachmuradov and others, as well as video films about contemporary life of Turkmenistan and its nation were demonstrated. The guests were offered dishes of Turkmen national cuisine.
Upon completion of the reception all the participants were distributed a variety of magazines and other publications about Turkmenistan, including the special editions of large circulation, English-language magazine “Global Briefing” and popular English-language newspaper “The Korea Times”, devoted to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan.
In addition, on the same day in the exhibition hall of the hotel “Grand Hyatt”, located in front of the main banquet hall of the hotel, the Embassy of Turkmenistan organized a photo exhibition devoted to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan and declaration of 2015 in Turkmenistan as the Year of Peace and Neutrality.