Posted : 2013-03-03 17:13
Updated : 2013-03-03 17:13


Dominican Republic

Dominican Ambassador to Korea Grecia F. Pichardo Polanco, left, joins guests at a reception celebrating her nation's National Day at the Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul, Feb. 27. Second from left are Hector Roberto Gonzalez Urrutia, ambassador of El Salvador; Ceferino Valdez, ambassador of Paraguay; Jaime Cabal, ambassador of Colombia; Yadira Hidalgo de Ortiz, charge d'affaires of Venezuelan Embassy; Nicolas Trujillo Newlin, ambassador of Ecuador; and Dato Haji Harun Haji Ismail, ambassador of Brunei. / Korea Times photo by Kim Se-jeong

United Kingdom

Alumni from universities in the U.K. mingle at a party held at the Kunsthalle in Seoul, Feb. 22. The British Council organized the annual party, and British Ambassador to Korea Scott Wightman delivered a welcoming message. Nearly 200 alumni attended the event.
/ Korea Times photo by Kim Se-jeong


Israeli Ambassador to Korea Tuvia Israeli will be on the Facebook chat on March 7.

According to the Israeli Embassy in Seoul, the session designed to promote the embassy's engagement with the public will begin at 3 p.m. on March 7 for one hour. The topic will be the culture of Israel.

Those who'd like to participate should go to the embassy's Facebook account: IsraelinKorea.

Questions can be submitted in advance. The embassy hopes it will help raise awareness about the country among the Korean public.

Translation in Korean will be provided, and the ambassador will feature a new Israeli cultural center in Busan, that opens this week.

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