KOICA Annual reception 2014

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KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan (KAAP) organizes an Annual Alumni Reception 2014.  

[On Dec. 12th, KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan (KAAP) & Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), official donor agency of the Republic of Korea held an Annual Alumni reception 2014. More than 120 higher government official from different Government Ministries attended the program.

Mr. Sung Choon-ki, the Director General of KOICA Pakistan said that I am very pleased to share with you that number of our alumni is over 1000 this year. We have established a KOICA-KAAP Education Support Fund to help deprived student in Pakistan. We have donated some amount and hopeful that with the support of our alumni we will be able to sustain this program for a better future of those children. Further, the regional association will also start same program in their respective provinces.

We are smoothly running our ongoing five projects in water, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development, ICT and Textile with our alumni support and guidance. This year, we have successfully organized and established two regional alumni associations in Karachi (Sindh) and Lahore (Punjab) and next year we are planning to arrange Baluchistan and KP alumni associations for enhancing bilateral relations between the two nations.

IMG_6348H.E the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Prof. Dr. Song Jong-hwan while addressing to the alumni said Republic of Korea and Pakistan celebrated 30 years of friendly diplomatic ties and this year the Korean Prime Minister and Speaker of parliament visited Pakistan for the first time in history. This is indeed a milestone in our historic relations remarkable achievement for both of our nations. I want these friendly relation to be closer and deeper for the better, safe and prosperous Pakistan.

Certainly, strong and visionary leadership, contribution by foreign labors, Saemaul Undong (participatory rural development plan) and cohesion among its people, were most of the memorable moments in Korea's path to prosperity and development. Likewise early Korea, thousands of Pakistanis today are working around the world and even South Korea has more than ten thousands of Pakistanis which grow yearly. You are a great source of Korea and Pakistan and you can play a significant role to apply those learning and lesson learnt in developing your nation and country.  You are friend of Korea and can work prominently in linking our nations and developing an everlasting relationship in the future. He encouraged greater interaction between the alumni members and their activities in Pakistan.

Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh, President KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan said that This year is the first time regional alumni associations are formed & activated to impart their important role in enhancing bilateral relation between Korea & Pakistan. With collaboration of KOICA & KAAP and executive members this year we have also formed five advisory groups in the area of water & sanitation, Education, Health, Agriculture & Rural Development, ICT and Textile. The groups are committed to support and guide for the timely completion and sustainability of the completed & ongoing KOICA projects. This year we also organized a workshop on Saemaul Undong; Implication for Socio-economic Development of Pakistan with the help of KOICA office.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014 18:47