Remarks by H.E. Kiejoo
Kim, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Democratic Republic of Congo at
the Capacity Building Workshop on Systemic Management of Museum
Kinshasa, October 25,
Mr. Bundjoki Banyata, Director of the Congolese
National Museum and his colleagues,
Mr. Lee Seungtae and the delegation from
the Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation,
Colleagues from KOICA, and
Ladies and Gentlemen,
am happy to be here with you at the Museum. I congratulate the civil servants
and experts on the completion of their workshop courses. I thank the delegation
of the Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation for arranging the courses.
am always reminded that this Museum represents our joint will and endeavor to
collaborate for our mutual cause. The Museum showcases the rich cultural
heritage of this great country. We, the Koreans, are privileged to be a part of
this project of building this yet another fine cultural asset of the DR Congo.
Museum already accommodates about 13,000 pieces of artefacts. There are more
pieces of artefacts that need to be taken care of. Those artefacts are the
embodiment of cultural inspiration of the Congolese people.
artefacts show us how the history and culture has developed in this part of the
world. They teach the young people of future generations how their grandparents
and ancestors lived and developed their cultural identities. As such, they are
the assets not only of the Congolese people but also of the African and the international
said this, I look forward to continuing coordination of the Ministry of
Culture, IMNC, MNRDC and KOICA to make full use of the potential of the Museum
and to preserve and bequeath cultural heritage throughout the years ahead.
you very much.