Manila Mayor Isko Moreno announced that the Philippine capital will be building a Korea Town in Malate, Manila.
In the Manila Public Information Office Twitter account, Moreno said that the matter was discussed when South Korean Ambassador Kim In-chul recently paid a courtesy call at his office.
The mayor said, “We are building Korea Town in the Malate area to showcase Korean culture right in the nation’s capital. We also told His Excellency about how we benchmarked Myeong-dong’s markets in Binondo, Manila.”
Moreno shared that there is great potential the relationship between the capital and South Korea will be strengthened by establishing a Korea Town in Malate.
He also expressed his gratitude for the unwavering support that the other Asian country has been showing for the nation’s capital.
Kim was the 32nd foreign envoy who paid a courtesy call to the Manila mayor since he assumed office in July 2019.