On the occasion of the state visit of South Korea last week, President Lee Myung-bak came to visit the Fram Museum.
After a guided tour in our new exhibitions, Mr Lee Myung-bak was served green tea, Norwegian waffles and Freia chocolate in our Explorer's Club under the jib boom of the Fram.
The President was very pleased with the visit and particularly impressed by the exhibitions being translated into nine languages - one of them being Korean. The korean translation is the result of a cooperation between the Fram Museum and the Embassy of South Korea in Oslo.
During the tea party, the President met several Norwegian experts on issues regarding the High North. These were Camilla Schreiner from the Research Council of Norway, Jan Gunnar Winther of the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, Leiv Lunde from Fridtjof Nansen Institute and Karsten Klepsvik of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
South Korea has its own research stations in both Ny-Ålesund at Svalbard and in the Antarctic.