As part of the Sandinista government’s efforts to attract new sources of foreign investment and tourism by reaching out to new corners of the world, Nicaragua this week showcased its cultural, tourism and investment attractions during a Nicaragua Day at the International Expo of Yeosu Korea 2012.
On May 30, Nicaragua held its national day at the South Korean expo by demonstrating folkloric dance and handing out traditional gifts to those in attendance.
“Even though we are a small country, we want to present ourselves as an interested partner of South Korea in areas of tourism, investment, trade and environmental conservation,” said ProNicaragua’s executive director Javier Chamorro, according to an EFE report from Korea.
The theme of this year’s international exposition, which runs from May until August, is “The Living Ocean and Coast,” with subthemes of “Preservation and Sustainable Development of the Ocean and Coast,” “New Resources Technology,” and “Creative Marine Activities.” More than 100 countries and international organizations are expected to participate, along with 8 million visitors.
Since 2007, the Government of South Korea has financed $100 million in projects in Nicaragua, making the Central American country it’s “number one partner” in Latin America in terms of cooperation and development, according to the South Korean government.
Nicaragua and South Korea are celebrating their 50th year of diplomatic relations this year, according to EFE.