Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Lee Seok-Woo, Mayor of South Korean Namyangju city expressed intention to expand the operations of Namyangju Cultural Center in Ulaanbaatar.
The visiting delegation from the Namyangju city headed by the Mayor met with Parliament Speaker M.Enkhbold on August 10, Thursday.
Speaker M.Enkhbold expressed pleasure at meeting the Mayor of a city that has sisterhood relationship with Ulaanbaatar, and emphasized on the importance of mutual cultural promotion in strengthening bilateral ties. 2018 will mark the 20th anniversary of establishment of Sisterhood relationship between Namyangju city and the Mongolian capital.
The Speaker also recalled the opening of Mongolian Cultural center in Namyangju about 20 years ago and establishment of Namyangju Cultural Center and Namyangju Street in Ulaanbaatar, noting how these centers serve as bridges between the people of the two countries. “It is important to broaden the scope of activities at the cultural centers”, he said.
According to Mayor Lee Seok-Woo, an investment worth KRW 4-5 billion has been made into the Mongolian Cultural center in Namyangju in the last 12 years he worked as the Mayor of the city. He informed that an additional KRW 3 billion investment is planned to expand the center’s operations.
Mayor Lee Seok-Woo expressed gratitude towards the Mongolian government for the Order of the Polar Star medal that was bestowed upon him.