70th Anniversary since the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and the DPRK04 December 2018 News
On 29 November 2018, in the “Pyongyang Exhibition House of Culture” the Photo Exhibition “Fragrances from Bulgaria” was unveiled, followed by a cocktail, to mark the occasion of the 70th Anniversary since the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. From the North Korean side, the event was attended by So Ho Won – Vice Chairman of the Cultural Committee for Relations with foreign countries, senior civil servants from the Cultural Committee for Relations with foreign countries and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, students from the Bulgarian language section at the Pyongyang University, journalists and cultural representatives. The event was also attended by members of the diplomatic corps and from international organisations.
The welcoming speech from the Bulgarian side, in which attention was drawn to the years-long friendly relations between the DPRK and the Republic of Bulgaria and a wish for their future development and prosperity was made, was given by Mr. Ivaylo Iordanov, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. On behalf of the host country, a speech was made by Mr. Ri Gyong Il, director of the Europe Department in the Cultural Committee for Relations with foreign countries. He underlined the warm feelings of the North Korean Nation towards Bulgaria and its people, and the desire to continue the bilateral dialogue in the already established, during the years, spirit of mutual understanding and trust.