Inaugurated the flight Seoul – Palermo
The day after the first direct flight Seoul-Palermo, the mayor, Leoluca Orlando, met at Villa Niscemi the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, SE Lee Yong-joon.
The Korean Ambassador also visited the Teatro Massimo, seeing La Bohème.
Mr. Lee Yong-joon and the Mayor discussed about the possibility of developing collaboration between Palermo and Korea on the cultural and economic-commercial relations.
Specifically, with regard to the enhancement of the UNESCO path, it was discussed the possibility to set in Palermo a “club Unesco” (whose global coordination has its headquarters in Korea) and the participation of the Asian country in “Manifest 2018”, the international event of contemporary art that will be hosted in our city.
It was also discussed the possibility of organizing a bilateral trade relations Sicily – Korea.
The distance with Korea is 9,200 kilometers. Seoul has about 9 million inhabitants. The surrounding area counts 25 million people, ie almost half of the entire population of South Korea.
“The ambassador – said Orlando – I renewed my satisfaction with the fact that now Palermo and Seoul are closer. This is cause for even greater internationalization of our city and of our airport, sure, then, that many Koreans will have the opportunity to visit Palermo, discovering the path Arabic Norman city and its endless opportunities in the gastronomic and wine. This meeting was the first step to lay the foundations for future cultural exchanges and trade, with one of the leading global players in terms of innovation and development. “