The South Korean embassy in Cairo on Thursday announced the winners of this year’s research study contest on "ways to improve Egyptian-Korean relations," which was run in cooperation with the Egyptian-Korean Friendship Association.
Ambassador Yoon Yu-chul said that the contest has become a well-established annual event since it was first organised three years ago by members of the association.
In 2016 it received just 12 papers, but this year 67 were submitted, he said.
The entries this year focused on education, culture and economy.
The aim of the competition is to highlight Egyptian youth as a catalyst for development, the ambassador said.
He also said that next year will mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, expressing his wishes for further development of these distinguished relations.
The names of the winners of the competition, were announced by Ahmed Zaki Badr, former minister of education and local development, who is also vice president of the Egyptian-Korean Friendship Association.
The theme this year was "ways to develop Egyptian-Korean relations and lessons learned from South Korea to apply in Egypt,” Badr said.
In the group for graduate students, Labib Osman Labib was first and received $1,000; Amira Mamdouh Abdel-Aziz and Maroun Saad Mohammed were joint second and both received $800.
Heidi Nassar won the first prize in the second group, undergraduate students, and received $1,000, while Mahmoud Sayed Ahmed came second and received $800.