Nauru President Waqa receives Korea ambassador-designate Cho

Nauru President Baron Waqa received the letter of credence for the Republic of Korea’s ambassador-designate Shinhee Cho on Thursday.

On arrival at the government office, Ms Cho paid a courtesy call on Secretary for Foreign Affairs Michael Aroi and presented copies of her letter of credence.

Following brief discussions, Ms Cho was escorted to the front of the office complex by Police Commissioner Corey Caleb for the playing of the national anthems of Nauru and Korea and inspection of the police guard of honour mounted by the Nauru Police Force.

Ms Cho was then escorted to the Office of the President for the presentation of the letter of credence.

President Waqa said to Ambassador Cho the relations between their two countries are very strong and continues to build momentum.

“And for your coming and visiting us at this time is very humbling for us and especially this year when we’re celebrating our fiftieth anniversary of our democracy and independence and which everyone is so proud of,” President Waqa said.

Ms Cho made a courtesy call on Australian High Commissioner Angela Tierney later in the day.

The Ambassador graduated with a Masters in public policy at the Korea University Graduate School and worked extensively in the oceans and fisheries ministry in Korea at director level. In 2016 Ms Shinhee was awarded the presidential commendation for excellent public official.

The Ambassador was a guest at the State banquet to celebrate Nauru’s Angam day hosted by President Waqa.

October 26 every year is celebrated by Nauruans as Angam Day to remember and commemorate the survival of the Nauruan race from total extinction.

Angam – jubilation, celebration, triumph, and home coming are words that resonate feelings of attainment for Nauruans for reaching a population count to survive and return home from exile.

Ambassador Cho was accompanied by a Korean entertainment group that will perform at the Centennial Hall this weekend, before departing on Sunday 28 October


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