The Delegation in Seoul in conjunction with the Presidency and the EU Centre will hold two major events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Rome Treaty.
On Monday, March 26th four hundred senior representatives from a wide range of Korean government, business and social organizations will come together for a celebratory ceremony. The European Anthem will be played as images of successful integration are flashed across a large screen. The Prime Minister of Korea will make a keynote speech and will be followed by Dr Edmund Stoiber, the Minister President of Barvaria. The celebration will conclude with a performance of European music by a Korean university choir.
On March 27th, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former President of South Korea, Dr. Kim Dae-Jung will open a special seminar that will seek to look at how the lessons of European integration may be relevant for building a community in Northeast Asia. The seminar participants will primarily be young Koreans working in areas such as diplomacy, international business, journalism and education –whose future work will be key to building peace on the Korean peninsula and expanding this region’s interaction with the European Union.