By Lillian Keneqa – EMTV News, Port Moresby
The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted its first ever 2018 Korean Food and Film Festival in Port Moresby over the weekend.
The evening saw guests enjoy the screening of a hit film from the Korean Cinema, delicious Korean Cuisine dinner, and raffle ticket winners.
The embassy held the event to cherish the nourishing friendship with PNG, which has been in existence since 1976.
In his keynote address, Ambassador Kang Kym Gu said, “The total trade volume between two countries last year was 800 million kina in total. Korea is the 10th largest export destination of PNG, and PNG is Korea’s largest trading partner amongst the Pacific Island countries.”
The evening was filled with Korean cultural experiences of extravagant cuisine, teas and a sensational film portraying Korean sentiment called “ Ode to my Father”.
The film has been watched by over 14 million Koreans and became the second highest-grossing film in the history of South Korean cinema. So much history is knitted in the dialogue and scenes of the movie.
Based on a true story, the movie moved many to laughter and tears.
Through the long friendship between both countries, the trade is continuously growing.
Meanwhile, all the guests enjoyed the beautiful Korean delicacies and the evening ended with raffle ticket draws, to which many guests won valuable prizes.