Atty. Dominador D. Buhain
President, Philippine Educational
(On the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Seoul
International Book Fair 2002, Seoul, Korea, June 7, 2002)
On behalf of the Philippine Educational Publishers Association (PEPA), I would like to congratulate the people behind the success of the Seoul International Book Fair 2002 as well as the assumption into office of the new President of the Korean Publishers Association, Mr. Lee Jung IL.
The leadership of Mr. Lee Jung together with Mr. Choon Ho Na as President of the Asian Pacific Publishers Association (APPA) will not only continue to enhance the success of the Seoul International Book Fair but will also reinvigorate and strengthen the book publishing industry in general in the Asia Pacific Region.
The success of the Seoul International Book Fair is consistent with the success of the hosting by South Korea of the FIFA (Federation of International Football Associations) World Cup 2002 highlighted by the recent overwhelming victory of your country over Poland.
These three-fold successes would not have been possible without the hard work, unity, cooperation and more importantly, equality before the law of the South Korean people.
May I, as the humble representative of our country acknowledge the greatness of the South Korean people. Thank you very much!