Mayor of Tallinn meets Speaker of Korea National Assembly

Tallinn Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart, along with Estonian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Sten Schwede, met with Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Park Byeong-seug, and former Speaker Moon Hee-sang.

According to Mayor Mihhail Kõlvart, it was a great honour for the Tallinn delegation to be received by the Presiding Officer of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. "It was the first time that I have met with the current Speaker Park Byeong-seug, but I have met with his predecessor both in Tallinn and Seoul," said Kõlvart.

The Tallinn delegation also met with Mayor of Uijeongbu Ahn Byeong-yong, with whom they discussed environmental and economic issues.

Kõlvart said that as the European Green Capital 2023, Tallinn is keen to find good partners not only in Europe but also beyond. "We want to learn good practices from other cities and share our own," said Kõlvart. "Tallinn and Uijeongbu are quite similar in size and face similar challenges. Furthermore, both cities have good cooperation with their universities."

The Tallinn delegation also visited the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), a governmental agency that oversees and coordinates the promotion of the Korean content industry, such as TV, film and animation. For example, the agency has managed the production of special effects for films such as Harry Potter, Avatar and others. KOCCA was established in 2009 by integrating five related organisations, including the Korean Broadcasting Institute, the Korea Culture and Content Agency, and the Korea Game Agency.