Tuesday, December 18, 2007

[Korea.net News, Nation, November 27 2007] Roh congratulates city of Yeosu for winning right to host World Expo

President Roh Moo-hyun sent a message Tuesday (Nov. 27) to the Yeosu World Expo Bidding Committee, congratulating the Korean city over its selection as host of the 2012 event, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.

Yeosu, a port in Jeollanam-do (province) on the southern coast of Korea, defeated the Moroccan city of Tangier and the Polish city of Wroclaw in secret balloting held during the general conference of the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) in Paris on Monday.

"Along with the entire Korean people, I’m pleased at the news of Yeosu winning the right to host the 2012 World Expo. I send particular congratulations to the citizens of Yeosu and Jeollanam-do" said Roh in the message.

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