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  • Ministry of Culture and Information Policy: Ukrainian-language audio guide to be launched in Seoul’s Sejong Center
    Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine, posted 18 May 2023 11:14

    On 17 May, during the visit of First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska to South Korea, the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Korea and the Seoul City Hall signed a Memorandum of Cooperation. The delegation included Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy Anastasia Bondar.

    The two countries will conduct cultural and artistic exchanges, in particular, they will work together to implement a project to introduce a Ukrainian-language audio guide at the Sejong Center in Seoul. The ceremony of signing the memorandum was attended by First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska and Mayor of Seoul Oh Se-hoon.

    “We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the first Ukrainian-language audio guide in the Republic of Korea, which we plan to launch in the complex this year, immediately after its renovation. Ukrainians will be able to hear in their native language and discover the ancient and rich culture of the Republic of Korea. To date, we have already launched 63 audio guides in 39 countries. The Republic of Korea will be the 40th country,” said Olena Zelenska.

    The Sejong Center is the largest culture and art complex in Seoul, which includes exhibition halls and theatre halls. It was built in the heart of Seoul in 1978. The Center is named after a prominent figure in Korean history – King Sejong the Great, who ruled from 1418 to 1450 and is known for creating the Korean script.

    The Center houses South Korea’s largest 3,000-seat Grand Theatre, the Small Theatre, the Arts Forum Galleries featuring contemporary Korean art, the Convention Center and Hall.