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Korean media give extensive coverage to UAE's participation in "Expo 2012 Yeosu"

posted on 17/05/2012: 2465 views



The Korean media is giving extensive coverage to UAE's pavilion participating in "Expo 2012 Yeosu" which is organised and supervised by the National Media Council, (NMC).

Newspapers are publishing special reports highlighting various aspects of UAE pavilion which is delivering the true theme of the Expo, "Living Ocean and Coast." "The Seoul Times" published a report entitled "BIE Head Praises UAE Pavilion at Expo" on the opening ceremony of the pavilion and the visit of Vicente Gonzales Loscertales, Secretary-General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and Dr. Rolf Payet, Minister of Environment and Energy of the Republic of Seychelles.

The newspaper quoted BIE Secretary General hailing the UAE Pavilion in delivering the Expo's main theme "Living Ocean and Coast" through the displays and interactive screens available in its five areas.

He also expressed his admiration of the major film, "The Turtle", saying: "I was impressed by and greatly enjoyed this informative and entertaining film, which calls for saving marine turtles and highlights the UAE's ban on non-biodegradable plastic." It also referred to Dr. Rolf Payet's visit where he said the story of saving the "Pearl", the turtle in the main film, conveys an effective and powerful message to stop using any material that is harmful for the marine environment and sea life.

The paper also noted that this year's Yeosu Expo 2012 is particularly meaningful to UAE, as the Middle Eastern country is bordering Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. UAE is the bidder for "Expo 2020." Another Korean newspaper "Korea Travel Times" also hailed UAE's participation in the Expo highlighting the glittering opening of its Pavilion at EXPO 2012 Yeosu, which will run from May 12 to August 12, 2012 under the theme 'The Living Ocean and Coast'.

The paper noted that UAE has combined eye-catching entertainment with informative videos that reveal the depths of the connections of the Emirati people with the world's seas and oceans. It added that participating in Expo 2012 Yeosu will add to the presence of the UAE Pavilion at previous World Expositions in Hanover, Lisbon, Seville, Syracuse and Shanghai.

It also mentioned that UAE Ambassador to South Korea Abdullah Khalfan Al Rumaithi opened the Pavilion in the presence of a number of National Media Council officials, organisers of the Pavilion, representatives of the Paris-based Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), top Korean officials and Korean and foreign media persons. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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