H.E Mr. Gleb A. Ivashentsov
at the Ceremony of
the "Order of Friendship"
presentation to the citizens of
Mr. Kim Ssang Soo and
Mr. Keum Byong Joo
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am glad to welcome you at the Embassy of
Russia today. We gathered on a solemn occasion.
President V.V.Putin of
The relations between
As we all well know no projects come up by themselves. Each initiative, each common enterprise is to be backed by specific agencies, specific firms and specific people.
The LG Group and the CEOs of its two leading companies, LG Electronics and LG International, Mr. Kim Ssang Soo and Mr. Keum Byong Joo, are among the pioneers of the Russian-Korean trade and economic cooperation.
Mr. Kim Ssang Soo was one of the initiators of
the LG Electronics entering the Russian market, thus
having made life of millions of Russian families more comfortable.
But there is more to that. He has personally contributed to the company's
decision to start a full scale enterprise in the Ruza district of the
The international trade, however, can be effective only when it is a
two-way traffic. And while the LG
Electronics was promoting South Korean household and electronic goods in the Russian market the LG
International did the same for the Russian
produce, mainly of the aviation industry, in
Mr. Keum Byong Joo was among the promoters of
Russian aircraft imports to the
It is a great honor for me to carry out the
mission entrusted by President V.V.Putin of
I heartily congratulate you with the awards.
I wish all the best to you, your near and dear ones, as well as your Colleagues of the LG Electronics and the LG International.
I also wish new success to the LG Group, an outstanding actor of the Russian -South Korean partnership.
I hope that other leading business groups of