Word from the President

“I bring you a blessing from Jerusalem, and friendship from Israel.

Our two countries emerged from the ashes of World War II. On our ancient moral and intellectual values, we built modern, vibrant democracies.

In your country, I almost feel at home. A land of values, a passport of a free people and a visa of knowledge.

Our history and your history call for the alliance of the daring. A joint venture for the future.

Our scientists are today engaged in key areas that relate to the future of the world.

The Korean Republic and Israel pride themselves on impressive achievements in these fields, and we must further promote our common activities in these domains.

We shall be able to ascend high into space, and dive to the depths of the ocean.

This must be an alliance between dreaming and daring nations.
Nations that posses the necessary imagination to craft a legacy of the future.”

(Shimon Peres, President of the State of Israel, Seoul, June 2010)