Reportage October 23rd

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Spanish Musical Celebration
The Spanish Consul General Mr Juan Manuel López-Nadal hosted guests in the Sky Lobby at Central Plaza to celebrate Spanish National Day on Monday 13th October. Attending the event were honourable guests Ms Carrie Lam, Secretary for Administration for Hong Kong SAR, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Secretary for Education for Hong Kong SAR, Mr Javier Sanz, Trade Commissioner of Spain, Mr Avelino Busto, Deputy Head of Mission of the Consulate General of Spain and a host of Consul Generals to Hong Kong, including Belgian CG Mr Evert Maréchal, Polish CG Mr Miroslaw Adamczyk, Pakistan’s Mr Ghufran Memon, European Head of Mission Mr Vincent Piket and Mrs Piket, Austrian CG Dr. Claudia Reinprecht, German CG Mr Nikolaus Graf Lambsdorff and Mrs Grafin Lambsdorff, Greek CG Mr Christodoulos Margaritis, and The Netherland’s CG, Mr Wilfred Mohr.

Ms Carrie Lam and Mr Juan Manuel López-Nadal toast the evening, celebrating the strong relations between Hong Kong and Spain
Mr Christodoulos Margaritis, Consul General of Greece, Mr and Mrs Javier Sanz, Trade Commissioner of Spain and Mr Avelino Busto, Deputy Head of Mission of the Consulate General of Spain
Korean Month Festivities
The Korean Consul General Mr Cho Yong-chun hosted guests in the Grand Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel to celebrate Korean National Day on Wednesday 8 October. Present at the event were the Honourable Ms Carrie Lam, Secretary for Administration for Hong Kong SAR, and a host of Consul Generals to Hong Kong. Guests were treated to authentic, traditional Korean dishes, a Tae Kwon Do performance by students from Zhuhai and a majestic musical performance by IMaesrtry, an opera team from Seoul. Speaking to the audience, Mr Cho spoke about the unprecedented progress in Korean-Chinese relations and the importance Korea and Hong Kong share as partners for growth and co-prosperity. Mr Cho closed his speech with congratulatory remarks regarding the emergence of Korean culture in Hong Kong. Specific examples mentioned include the emergence of Korean Studies programs in universities across Hong Kong, the burgeoning numbers of Korean tourists visiting Hong Kong every year and the success of the “Festive Korea” festival held annually in October

Mr Cho Yong-chun (right) opens the night’s celebration with a speech on the flourishing relationship between Korea and Hong Kong as Ms Carrie Lam (left) listens carefully.
Ms Carrie Lam and Mr Cho Yong-chun stand next to student performers from Zhuhai as the students prepare to demonstrate their Tae Kwan Do technique.