Celebrating 60 years of friendly relations between the two countries, Seoul awarded the Prime Minister of Sweden, who was visiting Korea for three days (Dec. 18-20), with honorary citizenship at 9 a.m. on the 19th (Thurs.) in the Mayor’s Office.
Prior to the award ceremony, Mayor Park Won-soon and the Prime Minister of Sweden plan to seek cooperative measures on smart city policies that will lead the Fourth Industrial Revolution, along with eco-friendly policies and those that can be executed in reaction to climate change–both of which are common interests of the two cities.
Following the award ceremony, Mayor Park Won-soon will personally give a demonstration of the “Digital Mayor’s Office” – a platform that sparked the interests of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and the economic delegation. As the symbol and key component of Smart City Seoul, the “Digital Mayor’s Office” is Seoul’s representative commodity that will be introduced to global innovation businesses at next year’s CES 2020.
Mayor Park Won-soon stated, “Awarding Prime Minister Stefan Löfven with honorary citizenship in celebration of the 60th anniversary of friendly relations between South Korea and Sweden carries a very special meaning. We will exchange expertise and experiences in various areas including actions against climate change and smart city policies. There is an old proverb that says, ‘If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ It is my hope that today’s meeting will accelerate exchanges between Seoul and Sweden in addition to enhancing exchanges and cooperation from various angles.”
|Conversation between the Prime Minister of Sweden and the Mayor of Seoul||The Mayor of Seoul introducing the Digital Mayor’s Office|
□ Event Overview (Public)
|09:00-09:18||Conversation||Mayor’s Office (6F)|
|09:18-09:28||Honorary Citizenship Award Ceremony|
|09:28-09:38||Demonstration of Digital Mayor’s Office|
|09:38-09:40||Farewell and conclusion of event||1F|
□ Detailed Itinerary
|09:00||( 1′) Arrival at Seoul City Hall (Main Entrance)||Reception: Mayor, International Relations Ambassador|
|09:01||( 2′) Move (1F ⇨ 6F Mayor’s Office)||Signing of guest book before conversation|
|09:03||(15′) Conversation between Mayor & Prime Minister of Sweden||Interpretation: Order of Korean-English|
|09:18||( 5′) Awarding of honorary citizenship||Joined by economic delegation|
|09:23||( 5′) Mayor’s congratulatory address ⇨ response from Prime Minister of Sweden|
|09:28||(10′) Demonstration of Digital Mayor’s Office|
|09:38||( 2′) Move (6F lobby ⇨ 1F)||Farewell: Mayor, International Relations Ambassador|
|09:40||Conclusion of Event|
□ Name: Stefan Löfven
□ Date of Birth: July 21, 1957 (age 62)
□ Affiliation: Social Democratic Party
□ Other Experience