Korea opens Honorary Consulate in Davao

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 Ambassador Kim with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte during the former’s courtesy call

Ambassador Kim with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte during the former’s courtesy call

In view of Davao’s huge potential for further growth and increasing exchange between Davao City and Korea in various fields, the Korean Government decided to open an Honorary Consulate in Davao.

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At the opening ceremony held in Davao City last November 24, Korean Ambassador KIM Jae-shin presented to Edgard Ang the letter of commission from the Korean Government, appointing him as the Honorary Consul in Davao. Jerril Santos, Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Chief of Protocol presented then an Exequatur on behalf of the Philippine Government.

Born on September 11 1952, Ang is a native Davaoeño entrepreneur who runs a variety of businesses, including automotive dealerships and fertilizer trading.

A letter of commission from the Korean Government was presented to Honorary Consul in Davao Edgar Ang

A letter of commission from the Korean Government was presented to Honorary Consul in Davao Edgar Ang

In his speech, Ambassador KIM asked the newly appointed Consul Ang for his dedication to bilateral cooperation between Korea and the Philippines, acting as a link between the two countries. In turn, Ang swore that he would perform his duties in good faith and with sincerity for the best interests of Korea and do his utmost to promote the Korea-Philippines relations. Executive Director Janet Lopoz of Mindanao Development Authority delivered a congratulatory remark on the opening of the Honorary Consulate.

Earlier, Ambassador KIM together with Consul Ang, paid a courtesy call to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and exchanged views on how to expand and deepen Korea’s cooperation with Davao City as well as the Philippines.

The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Davao is located at the 2nd floor, floor, Unit 2, Damosa IT Park, Km. 17 Lanang, Davao City (Tel. no.: 082 235 2125; Fax no.: 082 282 3808).

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