HACKENSACK, NJ – On Friday, January 12th, the County of Bergen welcomed delegates from the Dongjak district of Seoul, South Korea for a Memorandum of Understanding signing, in conjunction with the County of Bergen’s Annual Korean American Day Ceremony.

A Memorandum of Understanding, or “Sisterhood” Agreement”, is a partnership between two entities that symbolizes mutual respect and understanding of the cultures of each, as well as a commitment to supporting the international exchange of ideas in fields of mutual interest such as economics, culture, arts, and tourism. Through this “Sisterhood”, the County of Bergen and the Dongjak district of South Korea will foster a welcoming environment to increase mutual cooperation, such as the exchange of diverse information and knowledge for mutual benefit and development.

The Dongjak district, located in Seoul, South Korea, is known for its wide array of cultural, economic, and educational opportunities. Bordering the historically significant Han River, it is home to the Noryangjin Fish Market, which is one of South Korea’s largest fish markets, as well as some of Seoul’s top educational institutions and universities. The Dongjak district is also considered a hub of the region’s K-Pop industry.

Opening remarks were given by the Chairwoman of the Bergen County Board of Commissioners, Germaine Ortiz.

Special remarks were delivered by the Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in New York, the Honorable Sang Ho Lee.

Many state and local officials were in attendance, such as Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, Bergen County Clerk John Hogan, District 37 Assemblywoman Shama Haider, and District 37 Assemblywoman Ellen Park.

Photo Caption: Bergen County Commissioner Chairwoman Germaine Ortiz and Mayor of Dongjak-Gu, Il-ha Park, are joined by state and local officials after signing a Memorandum of Understanding between the County of Bergen and the Dongjak district of Seoul, South Korea.

Comments (0)

Paramus Post