Korean cultural performance at Jaber Al-Ahmad Center

KUWAIT: Sailors from the Republic of Korea’s Navy Cruise Training Task Group (CTTG) perform martial arts during a ceremony commemorating the 38th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Kuwait. The event was held at Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center on Tuesday. —Photos by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: South Korea's Ambassador to Kuwait Yoo Yeonchul on Tuesday said that he was happy for the visit of the two Korean ships to the country. "I am quite pleased to see that the two Korean military ships, Destroyer Kang Gam Chan accompanied by the support military vessel Hwanchun, visited the Shuwaikh port of Kuwait" this week, he said. The visit is the first of its kind in the history of Kuwait-Korea bilateral relations since the establishment of the diplomatic relations in 1979. "Therefore, this will set a new horizon of our two countries' cooperation in the field of defense, enhancing our bilateral relations to a new level," he added.

The visit aims to promote Hallyu, 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Defense technologies through exhibition during the ship tour, he explained. Meanwhile, head of the two ships Yang Yong-Mo said the visit is part of a 98-day training tour which includes Vietnam, India, UAE, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the US and Japan.

It aims to promote common cooperation with the friendly countries, he said. The Korean Embassy held late Tuesday a cultural festival at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center. The programs include Korean traditional cultural performance, Hallyu performance, naval band performance and taekwondo show. - KUNA