[May 31] Let’s meet the world: Mali

Mali, officially the Republic of Mali is a landlocked country in Western Africa. It shares border with Algeria, Niger, Burkinal Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal, and Mauritania. This country’s northern border meets the middle of the Sahara. Its climate ranges from subtropical to arid – hot and dry from February to June, rainy, humid and mild from June to November and cool and dry from November to February. Mali faces environmental challenges such as desertification, deforestation, soil erosion, and inadequate supplies of potable water.

<The representative from Mali is bowing which is Korean style polite greeting.>

<Visitors came to celebrate Mali’s National Day with flags of Korea and Mali.>

Today (May 31st) is Mali’s National Day at Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea. By participating in the Expo, the Malian delegation aims not only to increase volumes of cultural exchanges and trade with other countries but also to produce agreement on issues that concern many other countries in the world.

One of the important sub-themes of Malian pavilion is “The Niger Inland Delta, Cultural and Bio Diversity“. This issue is in line with another essential sub-theme of “Creative Maritime Activities”, which stands for the vitality of the ocean as a connection between humans and other living species. These sub-themes are providing visitors with information on the vital correlation between the Niger Delta and human life. Life along the Niger River is heavily influenced by seasonal changes, and the levels and speeds of water flow can differ greatly region by region.