The inauguration ceremony was attended by UoB Vice President for Academic Programmes and Postgraduate Studies Professor Waheeb Isa Al-Nasser, South Korean Ambassador to Bahrain Koo Hyun-mo, Foreign Ministry Assistant-Undersecretary for Arab and Afro-Asian Affairs and Organizations Shaikha Rana bint Isa Al-Khalifa and other guests and King Sejong Institute teachers and students.

The University of Bahrain and the South Korean Embassy signed a memorandum of understanding last June to establish the King Sejong Institute, which aims at consolidating relations between the university and the South Korea and open a gateway for students to discover the South Korean culture.

Forty students affiliate at different UoB colleges have already enrolled at Korean language course at the King Sejong Institute.

Dr. Al-Nasser stressed the importance of studying languages as a gateway to promote cooperation and partnership between peoples and transfer knowledge and exchange expertise.

Assistant-Undersecretary for Arab and Afro-Asian Affairs and Organizations Shaikha Rana bint Isa Al-Khalifa hailed the opening of the institute which, she said, reflects steadily-growing relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Republic of South Korea.

South Korean Ambassador to Bahrain Koo Hyun-mo expressed his delight at the first batch of students who enrolled at the King Sejong Institute.

 

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