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Jakarta Post

Discourse: ‘Indonesian culture popular in South Korea’: Ambassador

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 31 2018   /  01:35 am

Cho Tai-young (JP/Seto Wardhana)Cho Tai-young earned the nickname of “The Singing Ambassador” during his tenure as South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, which started in 2013, since he has often taken the opportunity to sing mostly Indonesian songs in front of audiences. Prior to the end of his term in the office, Cho — who is to leave Indonesia on Thursday — shared his views with reporter Agnes Anya of The Jakarta Post on the role of Korean songs, drama and youngsters in enhancing South Korea’s ties with Indonesia. The following are excerpts from the interview:

Question: In your opinion, to what extent do youngsters play role in South Korea-Indonesia relations?

Answer: Young Korean people and pop stars have played a very big role in deepening and strengthening relations between Indonesia and South Korea.

I have to admit that Korean artists are a very stron...