Interview to the Ambassador of Oman, H.E. Mohamed Salim Hamood Al Harthy
날짜 : 2011-03-16 (수) 13:36
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His Excellency Mohamed Salim Hamood Al Harthy, Omani Ambassador to Korea,
Is a strong-willed person. Indeed, he has been widely recognized as successfully expanding the international activities, especially in terms of trade, between Korea and Oman within just less than one year since hisinauguration. His achievement has brought him much more favorable praise as an Ambassador from the Middle East.
“The population of Oman reaches about 2.8 million and about 300 Koreans are living in our country. Most Koreans in Oman work for Korean companies including LG, DOOSAN, and KIA or foreign consultant firms and some of them work in the fishery industry. There are only few Koreans living in Oman for longer periods of time. In Oman, people can have much more freedom than in other Muslim countries. Anyone who wants to see Korean Arirang TV or YTN can install related broadcast facilities. Religious freedom is also allowed for all Catholics and Christians as well as other believers.”
“About 30 Omani people have been living in Korea as of today. No Omani people have married to Koreans until now. Most of them work for natural gas or oil companies related with Korean firms. Recently, the number of Omani tourists to Korea is on the increase,”said the Ambassador
It has been already 1 year since the Ambassador came to Korea. “Since 1974, when the two countries established diplomatic relations, Korea and Oman have become closer and friendlier to each other. I hope that Korea which successfully hosted the 2010 G-20 summit, will act as a mediator between developing and developed countries and deal with unbalanced international trade, contributing to a balanced common development.” “Thanks for Multicultural Society Newspaper to introduce Oman,”said the Ambassador. “I hope to do much more work by taking a leadership role in this globalized era.”