An honorary doctoral degree was conferred on Myanmar President U Thein Sein by the Pukyone National University on Thursday, with an address by Rector Mr Youg-Seup Kim on Thursday afternoon.
Rector Mr Youg-Seup Kim conferred the degree on the president.
The Myanmar president, in his speech, said that the honorary degree reflects that the regional and international community recognizes his genuine and all-out efforts to realize political, social and economic goals, which he describes are the earnest desires of the Myanmar people.
He pledged his continued efforts until peace, stability and economy meet success.
He spoke of his determination to overcome challenges facing his country on transition to democracy, reaffirming “no backsliding” in the process.
He expected better cooperation between Myanmar and South Korea for mutual interests.
The President and the rector planted a commemorative sapling and then posed for documentary photo with Myanmar
In the evening, the President attended the Cultural Experience of Korean Traditional Arts and Crafts Show and the dinner at BEXCO Convention Hall in Busan.