Outgoing Korean DCM’s farewell
| Lyna Mohamad |
THE Outgoing Korean Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), Mr Jo Sung Wook, yesterday hosted a farewell reception for senior government officers, including Deputy Permanent Secretary (IT and e-Government) at the Prime Minister’s Office, Awg Adi Shamsul Hj Sabli, as well as officials from the diplomatic corps in a high-tea function that took place at Tarindak d’Seni Restaurant in Subok.
Among the guests gathered at Tarindak d’Seni Restaurant yesterday. – LYNA MOHAMAD
The reception began with Mr Jo Sung Wook’s farewell remarks as well as the welcoming and introduction of his successor, Ms Sung Eun Kim.
In his remarks, among others he mentioned that when he first came to the country, his expectations were not that high, but after serving two years here, he said that Brunei is one of the best countries to live in.
As time went by, Mr Jo Sung Wook found himself more and more comfortable and deeply absorbed in the country as well as its peaceful life.
He and his wife also praised the steady and innocent lifestyles of Bruneians.
He further noted that Brunei will be taking the Asean Chair and is literally the centre of high diplomacy.
He also expressed hopes that Brunei will take the chance and be a hero in this region and the world as well, tacking various important issues.
“I strongly believe that Brunei, with its highly educated people and well-organised government, will surely complete this sublime task,” he said.
Mr Jo Sung Wook will leave the country tomorrow for Kuala Lumpur and immediately resume his post as the Counsellor and DCM of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in KL.