Korean Film Series seen as way to deepen ties
The free, three-day Korean Film Series marks 30 years of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and the UAE.
The event was organised by the Korean Embassy and the King Sejong Institute, which was founded at Zayed University in October.
“Without having in-depth and comprehensive understanding of each other based on wide people-to-people contact, more cultural exchange and language exposure, our bilateral relations may not be sustainable and continuously expandable in the long run,” said the South Korean ambassador, Kwon Tae-kyun.
“As the students become more educated about Korea, they are realising the economic incentives for learning about the culture and the language, which could be a road for them to get involved in many Korean companies here, including the nuclear power plant,” said Donald Glass, the executive producer for the film series.