The winner of a competition to design a logo to celebrate the 10 anniversary of the EU-Republic of Korea Strategic Partnership, Mrs Kim Jisu, was congratulated in a ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on June 26.
The EU Ambassador, Michael Reiterer and the Ambassador for Public Diplomacy, Chang Jae-bok spoke at the event, which took place only days before a video conference between the EU leaders and President Moon.
Public Diplomacy Ambassador Chang said “I hope that the logo can be widely used for various cooperation events and promotional materials in the RoK and Europe. This year, which marks the 10th anniversary of strategic partnership, we hope that the EU and the RoK will envision a future of prosperity and shared growth, open up new areas of cooperation and promote cultural exchanges to enhance mutual understanding.”
The EU Delegation organised an online competition to design a logo to mark the 10th anniversary of the Strategic Partnership. In Asia, the EU has strategic partnerships with China, India, Japan and the Republic of Korea. Strategic Partnerships represent a will to work together on issues of global and regional significance. The EU-Republic of Korea Strategic Partnership exemplifies shared values and interests. It is implemented via three core agreements facilitating cooperation on trade, political and security issues.
The EU Ambassador looked forward to the next ten years of the Strategic Partnership, saying “As we mark ten years of the strategic partnership, it is more important than ever that we redouble our efforts to reinforce the international rules-based order. We need to reinforce the functioning of multilateral organisations. We must use the current circumstances as an opportunity for a green new deal that moves us towards a sustainable recovery. In this respect we bear responsibility for future generations who will have to repay debts but cannot be burdened with climate and environmental problems associated with investment. The EU is confident that Korea will stand front and centre with the European Union in this common endeavour”.
The winning logo of the competition will be used in official promotional materials about the EU and Republic of Korea.
The Republic of Korea-EU leaders' video conference on 30 June will bring together the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in. They will discuss the lessons learned from the handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, how they can better cooperate to mitigate the effects of the crisis and concrete steps to take in order to strengthen resilience at international level, including on the Korean peninsula.