Presidential State Visit & President's Award Ceremony 2023
20 November 2023 / 08 December 2023
KUMA members were invited to represent the Korean-UK medical community during President Yoon Suk Yeol's State visit to the UK. KUMA was awarded the prestigious President's Award 2023 and Presidential Citation Flag Cordon in a separate ceremony at the Korean Embassy. Photo credits: Royal/Yeonhap/Newspim articles/윤석열youtube
The President Yoon Suk Yeol and the First Lady of South Korea met with members of the Korean expatriate community during their state visit to the UK on the 20th November 2023. KUMA and KUMAS members were invited to represent the Korean-UK medical community together with leaders of different disciplines within the UK Korean community.
KUMA President Dr Seung Cheol Kim was invited to sit at the head table with the President and First lady, and delivered a heartwarming speech (see video attached). In the evening representative members of KUMA and KUMAS gathered together to celebrate KUMA and KUMAS' journey.
On the 8th December 2023 we were presented with the President’s Award and Presidential Citation Flag Cordon by the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea on behalf of President Yoon Suk Yeol in a ceremony hosted at the UK Korean Embassy. KUMA is the first as an organisation to receive the Presidential Award in the UK. Simultaneously on the day Mrs Woo Ok Kyung of KORSA received the Civil Merit for her achievements.
We were invited to a lovely dinner to celebrate and we ended with a KUMA social to mark the end of a fantastic year. We would like to celebrate this collaborative achievement with all of our KUMA members and our predecessors who have paved the way for KUMA till today.