* Date : 2019-10-14
This week on “The Diplomat” we meet Algerian Ambassador to Korea, Mohammed El Amine Derragui who won the Proud Ambassador Award at the 2019 Pride Korea Awards. The ambassador invited us to his residence and suggested we also meet with his wife, Chafika Derragui.
During the interview, the ambassador couple introduced the celebration for the 30th anniversary of Seoul-Algiers ties which was held at Seoul Plaza, and the performances that took place at the event. Madame Derragui, who enjoys singing the Korean song “Meeting”, delightfully sang a small portion of the song for us during the interview and introduced a fusion hanbok incorporating traditional Algerian clothes. The couple also invited us to get a taste of Algerian traditional food which was exhibited at the Busan International Food Exhibition 2019 held from Oct. 10-12. At the residence, there was a table full of Algerian food from semolina and couscous to various traditional desserts.
We were greeted warmly by the kindly and hospitable ambassador couple. Let’s go meet them now.