On Tuesday 24th July,
During the signing ceremony, Yuan said that Dongguan and Asan shared many similarities. "Dongguan is a famous manufacturing city in
Yuan added that there is promising future for Dongguan and Asan to cooperate on exchanges across industrial, economic and cultural areas. He hopes that both parties will establish sister-city relations sooner rather than later, so both parties will realise mutual benefits through shared strengths. "The signing of the memorandum indicates the beginning of love between the two cities," said Bok Ki-Wang.
At the ceremony, the Dongguan University of Technology also signed a "friendship-universities memorandum" with Asan's
Preceding the ceremony, He Yu (Vice-Mayor of Dongguan) and Bok Ki-Wang together planted a monumental tree in Dongguan's
(By Stefanie Tan and Sev Pischl)