Kathmandu: In a special ceremony today, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Nepal jointly unveiled a commemorative logo and a book highlighting success stories after the Employment Permit System (EPS) program, marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The diplomatic relations between Nepal and the Republic of Korea were officially established in 1974, and this year, 2024, marks the golden jubilee of their diplomatic ties. The high-level officials of the Government of Nepal and the Republic of Korea, including Ambassador Park Taeyoung, jointly revealed the commemorative logo during the ceremony.
The logo, designed for use by both the Korean Embassy and the Government of Nepal for Korea-related programs, features the inscription “50 Years” to signify the 50th anniversary. It incorporates colors and elements from the flags of both nations. The slogan “Everesting Friendship – Korea-Nepal 50th Anniversary” combines “Mt. Everest,” representing Nepal, and the term “Everlasting,” symbolizing the enduring friendship and partnership between the two nations.
Additionally, a book was introduced at the event, showcasing success stories of 26 Nepali returnees who established businesses in Nepal with the skills acquired through programs like the EPS. The book covers success stories in the Manufacturing, Agriculture, Service, and Education sectors, aiming to inspire and encourage more Nepali returnees from the Republic of Korea.
Ambassador Taeyoung announced that various programs in cultural, economic, and development areas would be organized throughout the year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties. He expressed optimism that through these initiatives, the close ties between the two countries would deepen further, reaching new heights in bilateral relations.
During the ceremony, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayan Prakash Saud, highlighted the close cooperation between the two countries since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1974. He expressed confidence in continued collaboration in various fields such as the economy, employment, education, and people-to-people exchanges. The event marked a momentous celebration of the enduring friendship between Nepal and the Republic of Korea.