Friday, February 15, 2008

[ News, Nation, February 1 2008] Pres.-elect Discusses Yeosu World Expo with BIE Head

President-elect Lee Myung-bak requested international support and cooperation for the 2012 Yeosu World Expo from Vincente Gonzalez Loscertales, the head of the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE).

During the Seoul meeting with the BIE head on Thursday (Jan. 31), Lee expressed thanks for BIE support for Yeosu’s Expo bid and reaffirmed the government’s will to do its utmost to host the 2012 Yeosu World Expo as a successful international event, according to the presidential transition committee.

Prior to the meeting with Lee, the BIE head met Lee Kyung-sook, the head of the presidential transition committee. Loscertales told the transition team head that he will make efforts to help Yeosu host a successful international event.

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