By Han Duck-soo
Greetings to the outstanding award winners. I would like to express my gratitude to the staff at The Korea Times for organizing this meaningful event.
|Prime Minister Han Duck-soo|
I send my congratulations to the students who are receiving the honorary awards: Lee Jennifer, Cui Yun-zhi, Gina Kim Mandigo, Jairo Andres Ramirez Cruz, Kwon Ji-ae, Hong Seok-yeon, Kim Kyung-min, Aljalaali Marwa, Nwamadi Joeljin, Kam Hyo-bin, Hirose Minori, as well as teacher Kim Eun-og.
As we enter an era where 1.1 million multicultural households are living across the country, Korea has already become a nation where diverse cultures and ethnicity coexist. As seen by the rising global popularity of K-content (Korean content), boundaries in cross-national borders, races and languages are becoming increasingly meaningless.
The government will step up efforts to actively support the children so that our future generation can grow up as global citizens equipped with inclusivity and openness. The improvement of tailored support measures for multicultural families is being carried out as one of our national agendas. The government will make sure that related policies are reflected in the soon-to-be-announced Basic Plan for Multicultural Families.
Every child of multicultural background is the future of Korea. We will do our best to support you in becoming confident leaders of the future.
I wish you good health and happiness. Thank you.
Han Duck-soo is the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea.