Friday, June 8, 2012

Thumbs up Vanuatu!

Com.General Linda Kalpoi, 2nd from left. Team Vanuatu
Expo 2012, Yeosu South Korea Press Release No. 4 25 May – 04 June: The Yeosu Expo is already becoming a success story in providing an opportunity to enhance the international community’s perception of the function and value of the ocean and coast, share knowledge on the proper use of the ocean and coast and recognize the need for cooperation in the marine sector. It will also serve as a venue to learn about the achievements of and future models for the marine sector and offer a valuable chance to promote state-of-the-art marine science and technology and marine industries. The USA Pavilion engages guests with a three-part multi-dimensional experience designed to inspire people to take action for a brighter future. Welcoming guests at the entrance is an awe-inspiring giant water screen with video images projected on its shifting surface, including welcome messages from President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and USA Pavilion Chief Spokesperson Philippe Cousteau Jr. Guests continue to a theater to view a large-screen multimedia presentation that showcases the unique relationships the American people have with the United States’ diverse marine environments and the United States’ hopes for engaging people worldwide in protecting and conserving the ocean that connects us all. Last weekend the Commissioner General of Vanuatu Mrs Linda Kalpoi had the opportunity to Visit the US Pavilion including the Kazakhstan Pavilion whom they are bidding for the next mini world expo to be held in Astana in 2017. Part of this visitation now opens bilateral dialogue not only for Vanuatu but for the Pacific Countries as well since Mrs Kalpoi is also the Commissioner General (CG) for the Pacific Pavilion in this mini world expo representing 16 countries. Mrs Kalpoi’s visit was also to make final preparation towards Vanuatu’s Expo National Day which falls on the 30th of July. She stated that this is Vanuatu’s golden opportunity where Vanuatu needs to capitalize in it. During her visit Mrs Kalpoi was interviewed by media representatives since Vanuatu is getting recognition from the ‘Law of the Jungle’ series which is attracting a lot of attention from the SBS viewers. She continued to say this exposition is like an opportunity for the international community to clearly understand the role of the ocean and coast as well as the challenge facing humanity caused by the reckless development of the ocean and coast. Seen at Expo site was, Park Ji-sung Korea’s Soccer hero and the Retouramont, a French vertical dance group. Retouramont’s show is consisted of artistic dance moves created by human bodies hanging from the ceiling and philosophical messages presented to the audience throughout the performance. The Commissioner General also attended Cambodia’s National Day and commented that the Vanuatu Expo Team is doing an exceptional performance to continue outshining Vanuatu in this world’s international event. Thumbs up Vanuatu!!