for 2020 SFCC Press Award
December 3, 2020
The year 2020 has been unusually hard on everyone. I believe that all of you have carried on despite endlessly pining for your home countries and keeping away from the relatives and friends you long to see. I understand that the scale of this year-end event has been significantly reduced compared to previous years given the COVID-19 situation. I would like to offer my encouragement to SFCC President Akiko Horiyama and other members who have prepared for this event despite the unfavorable conditions.
To date, the SFCC has played a remarkable role as a bridge connecting the Republic of Korea with the world. Notably, SFCC members’ vivid coverage and active reporting this year have significantly contributed to Korea’s response to COVID-19 being lauded by the international community. I am grateful to you all for having accurately reported on the Republic of Korea as a country resilient to crisis in the year 2020.
I hope that you will continue to stand together with the Republic of Korea with objective points of view, international mindsets and caring perspectives. Korea will surmount the COVID-19 pandemic and take a new leap forward in the New Year of the White Cow. I ask for your interest in and support for the Republic of Korea taking on this bold challenge to simultaneously succeed in epidemic prevention and control and economic recovery.
I wish all the members of the SFCC and your families happiness and wellbeing.
Republic of Korea
Related articles' link below
People's Daily Online Korea: http://kr.people.com.cn/n3/2020/1207/c208059-9796344.html
The Hankyoreh: http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/ngo/972753.html