In observance of the 30th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Korea, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to The Bahamas, resident in the Dominican Republic, His Excellency OH Hangu and his wife travelled to Nassau and led commemorative activities, the height of which was a performance of “Sounds of Korea” by members of the New York Korean Performing Arts Center on Friday evening at the British Colonial Hilton. The Ambassador and his wife are pictured seated in the front row, next to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis. Also shown are performers on stage, and formally greeting DPM Davis. (BIS Photos/Raymond Bethel)
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Korea established diplomatic relations
on 8 July 1985.
commemorate the momentous occasion of the 30th Anniversary of
diplomatic relations, His Excellency OH Hangu, Ambassador of the Republic of
Korea to The Bahamas – resident in the Dominican Republic – and his wife traveled to Nassau to lead commemorative activities on the part of
Korea. “Sounds of Korea” by the New York Korean Performing Arts Center (KPAC)
performed a special one-night event at the British Colonial Hilton on
16 October 2015.
of Korea”, which was sponsored by the Korea Foundation (KF), consists of a dance
troupe, an instrument chamber ensemble, and a percussion ensemble. Korean
performance art spans a wide range of styles and settings, from classical court
music and theatrical masked mask, to popular story-telling songs, drama,
popular narrative vocal arts, solo instrumental folk genres, as well as
percussion music and dances of farmers.
Bahamas joined in the festivities with a complementary performance by the
National Dance School of The Bahamas.
Since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the
two nations have continuously developed a friendly and co-operative
Korea and The Bahamas have been in a close and
mutually beneficial co-operation, bilaterally and in various international
arenas and a number of high-level official visits have been exchanged.
The Bahamas has taken advantage of technical assistance offered by the Korean
International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) for national development in a wide range
of areas, including through training courses, scholarships and grants of
technology equipment. Korea has benefitted from strong Bahamian support in its
efforts in international organisations.
the regional front, the Korean government has held the Caribbean-Korean High-Level
Forum annually, addressing matters of common interest between the two partners,
which have over the times included matters such as e-government, marine
environmental management, new and renewable energy, and tourism. This October,
the Honourable Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing, is
scheduled to travel to Korea to attend the 5th High-Level Forum.
Ambassador Oh presented his
credentials to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, GCMG, Governor-General
of The Bahamas, and on that occasion, Ambassador Oh said that
the Korean government cherished its relationship with The Bahamas, and he expressed
his most sincere gratitude and appreciation for all the support that The
Bahamas had demonstrated in their common international efforts.
It is in the spirit of the Korean government’s fulfilment of its
international exchange and public diplomacy – a main priority of that
government – that this event has been organised jointly with The Bahamas.