DPR-Korea New Zealand

Promoting diplomatic and cultural relations between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and New Zealand.

Korea-Oceania Friendship Society AGM

Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries of the DPRK Building, Pyongyang

Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries

At the Annual General Meeting held recently, the Korea-Oceania Friendship Society (KOFS) and Korea-Australia Friendship and Cultural Society (KAFCS) have by-elected and reelected the leading officials of their societies.

Mr So Ho Won, Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries of the DPRK (CCRFC), was elected as a Chairman of the Korea-Oceania Friendship Society and Korea-Australia Friendship and Cultural Society. In the meantime, Mr Pak Kyong Il and Mr Hwang Sung Chol were reelected as a Vice-Chairman and Secretary General of the societies respectively.

In a statement released, a spokesperson said: “Availing itself of this opportunity, the Korea-Oceania Friendship Society would like to assure you of our future commitment to promote the friendly relations and the mutual understandings with peoples from Australia and New Zealand. At the same time, it is our sincere hope that we can be in a closer contact with Australia-DPRK Friendship and Cultural Society and NZ DPRK Society.”

Updated Staff Details:

Mr So Ho Won, Chairman
Mr Pak Kyong Il, Vice Chairman
Mr Hwang Sung Chol, General Secretary

Source(s): Korea-Oceania Friendship Society, Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries.

Australian and New Zealand Delegation in North Korea

Peter Woods, Raymond Ferguson, Peter Wilson and Karim Dickie

Pyongyang – The Australian and New Zealand delegation members in North Korea. Pictured left to right: Emeritus Mayor Cr Peter Woods OAM, Ambassador for United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific, Raymond Ferguson, National Secretary of the Australia-DPRK Friendship and Cultural Society, Peter Wilson, Secretary of the NZ-DPRK Society, and Karim Dickie, Administrator of DPR-Korea New Zealand.