Mayor of Tallinn meets with speaker of South Korea's parliament

  • 2022-04-21
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kolvart, who is currently visiting South Korea, on Thursday met with the speaker of the country's National Assembly, Park Byeong-seug, and former speaker Moon Hee-sang.

The meeting was attended also by the Estonian ambassador to South Korea, Sten Schwede, the press service of the City of Tallinn said.

The mayor described it as a great honor for the Tallinn delegation to be received by the presiding officer of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea.

"It was the first time that I have met with the current speaker, Park Byeong-seug, but I have met with his predecessor both in Tallinn and Seoul," Kolvart said.

The Tallinn delegation also met with the mayor of Uijeongbu, Ahn Byeong-yong, with whom they discussed environmental and economic issues.

Kolvart said that as the European Green Capital 2023, Tallinn is keen to find good partners not only in Europe but also beyond.

"We want to learn good practices from other cities and share our own," the mayor of Tallinn said. "Tallinn and Uijeongbu are quite similar in size and face similar challenges. Furthermore, both cities have good cooperation with their universities."

In addition, the Tallinn delegation visited the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), a governmental agency that oversees and coordinates the promotion of the Korean content industry, such as TV, film and animation. For example, the agency has managed the production of special effects for films such as Harry Potter, Avatar and others.

KOCCA was established in 2009 by integrating five related organizations, including the Korean Broadcasting Institute, the Korea Culture and Content Agency, and the Korea Game Agency.