The 10th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Principality of Monaco and the Republic of Korea was celebrated in Monaco on May 4, with a concert of traditional Korean music in the Rainier III Auditorium performed by the Korea National Orchestra.
The group, playing traditional Korean instruments, had come from Seoul for the occasion. At the end of the concert, a reception with Korean and Monegasque specialties was offered to guests, who were also able to mix with the musicians.
Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, representing the Prince’s Government and HE Chul-min Mo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Monaco and his staff attended the evenings event.
HE Claude Cottalorda, Ambassador Of the Principality of Monaco in France, Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Department of External Affairs and Cooperation and Daniel Boéri, Chairman of the National Council Culture and Heritage Committee, were also on hand for the commemoration.
The event highlighted the excellent relations between the two states. The Principality of Monaco and the Republic of Korea established Diplomatic Relations on 14 June 2007, when HE Il-hwan Cho became the first Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea, to Monaco.