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Jakarta Post

‘Hallyu’ to highlight Korea-Indonesia ties in March

  • Andreas D. Arditya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, January 5 2013   /  11:13 am

To mark 40 years of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Indonesia, the Korean Embassy in Jakarta is planning a series of events, including a concert featuring some of the most popular singers of the hallyu, or Korean wave.

Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Young-sun said on Friday that the concert, to be held in March, would be the culmination of a host of anniversary celebration events to be held in the coming months.

“This year has been proclaimed as a year of friendship between South Korea and Indonesia,” the ambassador said at City Hall after meeting Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. “Everyone is invited to celebrate.”

Kim Hyun-ki, the director of the Korean Cultural Center in Jakarta, said that most of the events had yet to be arranged. Only a reception on March 8 and the Music Bank concert on March 9 have been confirmed, according to ...