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SHA meets with Korean officials in Seoul (with photos)

     The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, met with the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea, Professor Kim Jong-deok, in the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea, this afternoon (September 22) to exchange experience in promoting arts, cultural and sports development.

     Mr Tsang complimented Korea on its comprehensive work as the host of the 17th Asian Games. He also mentioned the possibility that Hong Kong could learn from Korea on its football development.

     "Hong Kong and Korea have robust markets for arts and culture. They both possess profound history and traditions and encourage more in-depth and frequent interaction and high-quality co-operation," Mr Tsang said.

     This morning, Mr Tsang paid a visit to the Vice Major for Political Affairs in Seoul, Mr Im Jong-seok. Mr Tsang was given an introduction to the vision of Korean culture and its related policies and was briefed on the factors that have contributed to fast growth of Korean culture and the opportunities the country has encountered. He also paid a visit to the Insa-dong and Daehakno areas today to know more about the on-site situation of cultural and art space in Seoul.

     In addition, Mr Tsang met with the President of the Korea Youth Work Agency, Mr Kim Sun-dong, and discussed the promotion of youth development in Hong Kong and Korea. They also explored the possibility of jointly organising two-way youth exchanges between Hong Kong and Korea.

     Mr Tsang will meet with the Vice Minister for Gender Equality and Family responsible for family and youth matters, Mr Kwon Yong-hyun, and visit the Seoul Institute of the Arts, the Korea Culture and Tourism Institute and the Haja Center tomorrow (September 23). He will return to Hong Kong in the evening.

Ends/Monday, September 22, 2014
Issued at HKT 17:30


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