A Honorary Daegu Citizenship
Mark Lippert, the US Ambassador to Korea
Ambassador Mark Lippert started for his post as an US Ambassador in 2014. He loves Daegu, and you probably know.
▲ Honorary Citizenship Awarding Ceremony
He attended CHIMAC festival for last 2 years, supported international exchange, and communication with local university students and teenagers. He also tried to promote Daegu and friendship events.
Ambassador Mark Lippert was appointed an honorary Daegu citizen.
▲ 2015 Daegu CHIMAC festival
Ambassador Mark Lippert can speak simple Korean, and he has a son, Sejun(세준) who was born in Korea. That’s how much he loves Korea.
In addition, he uploads about daily life in Korea in his private blog and introduces Korean culture. As he is friendly to many Koreans, he is also called as diplomat with good community relations.
Furthermore, he was honorary ambassador of CHIMAC Festival in 2016, he introduced American beers and chicken dishes in the American booth. Thanks to him, more than 1million people attend in 4 years and it became well known as one of the best summer festivals.
Please give a big hand to US ambassador Mark Lippert being an honorary Daegu citizen and I hope his love about Korea and Daegu gets bigger.