On 7 June, Ambassador Pēteris Vaivars was on a working visit to the city of Chuncheon where he gave a lecture on Latvia and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kangwon National University on promoting cooperation with institutions of higher education in Latvia. The memorandum aims at facilitating cooperation with respect to student exchanges, research, and exchanges of teachers, thereby expanding contacts between Latvia and Korea in science and education.
Ambassador Pēteris Vaivars and the Rector of the University, Kim Heon-Young, were both pleased by the prospect of closer cooperation between the University and the Embassy. The Ambassador emphasised the Embassy’s role and its desire to encourage student exchanges and joint work in research and projects. Korean students often travel abroad to supplement their knowledge and we see Latvia as a place that could be hosting more and more Korean students in the course of time, Pēteris Vaivars asserted.
To inform the students about living and studying in Latvia, the Ambassador delivered a lecture entitled “Latvia: Korea’s reliable partner within the European Union”. The presentation was attended by more than 200 students, who asked questions about the Embassy’s work, the history of Latvia, Latvia’s successful recovery after the financial crisis, and places in Latvia that are interesting for tourists.
As part of his visit, Ambassador Vaivars visited Gangwon Creative Economy and Innovation Centre and met with Kim Young-Il, Chairman of the Chuncheon City Council.
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in the Republic of Korea
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