The Moroccan Embassy in South Korea inaugurated two honorary consulates in this Asian country, one in Daegu and the other in Incheon, on November 5 and 9 respectively, in the wake of the commemoration of the 46th anniversary of the glorious Green March.
Mr. Hyun Chang-Seung was thus appointed honorary consul of the Kingdom of Morocco in the city of Incheon. He is a prominent South Korean businessman who serves as chairman of Hands Corporation, the largest South Korean investor in Morocco, with an investment of over $ 470 million.
This Korean manufacturer of automotive equipment is also one of the largest South Korean investors in Africa.
In Daegu, Mr. Sung Gum-Hwa was appointed Honorary Consul of the Kingdom. Mr. Gum-Hwa is a businessman, actor of civil society and president of the Moroccan-Korean Association which has to his credit several prizes and distinctions.
During the opening ceremonies of the two honorary consulates, the Ambassador of Morocco to South Korea, Mr. Chafik Rachadi, underlined the importance of these two inaugurations coinciding with the celebration of the anniversary of the glorious Green March, which enjoys a special place in the hearts of all Moroccans, as a symbol of the perfect symbiosis between the Glorious Alaouite Throne and the People for the completion of the territorial integrity of the Kingdom.
The Moroccan diplomat also highlighted the importance of the opening of two honorary Moroccan consulates in South Korea, an index that testifies to the constant development of relations between the two countries since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations in 1962, as well as the desire to promote rapprochement between the various political and economic players and to consolidate the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, in all fields.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Chang-Seung noted the particular importance of the memory of the Green March, which is a source of pride for all Moroccans as a memory of the recovery of their southern provinces, which have now become hui a region of stability, progress and prosperity.
The honorary consul said he was proud of this appointment, welcoming the development dynamic that Morocco is experiencing under the wise leadership of HM King Mohammed VI.
For his part, Mr. Gum-Hwa reiterated his determination to contribute, as a link between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Korea, to strengthening the rapprochement between the two countries and their peoples, in terms of economic promotion, tourism. and cultural, and to give new impetus to the dynamic of cooperation between the two countries.
The inauguration ceremony of the two honorary consulates, which took place in strict compliance with the preventive measures in force to combat the spread of Covid-19, was imbued with a festive atmosphere and marked by the presence a host of political, economic and cultural personalities.
On this occasion, it was proceeded to the projection of videos dubbed in Korean language, highlighting the historical moments of the epic of the Green March and the level of progress and development experienced by Morocco in general and the provinces of Morocco. South in particular.