Arranged the Participation of Mexico
Mexico applied as the 105th participating nation in the Yeosu Expo. Although the Organizing Committee for the Expo, which is a government agency, is mainly in charge of inviting participating nations, the role of Kim, Chung-seog, the mayor of Yeosu, was significant in inviting Mexico to this event.
In order to invite Mexico, Mayor Kim mobilized his international network earned through the visits he made so far, and made official and unofficial efforts by exchanging phone calls and emails with local government personnel. Especially, by strengthening the friendship with Cho, Hwan-bok, the Mexican ambassador, he was able to hear in advance of Mexico’s participation.