Korean ambassador wins Mexican award
Published : Feb 28, 2012 - 19:06
Updated : Feb 28, 2012 - 19:06
Cho Whan-bok
Cho Whan-bok, Korean ambassador to Mexico, has won a Golden Mike Award from the Mexico’s national association of announcers on Feb. 23, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.

The Golden Mike Award is given in recognition of achievements in the professional fields of politics, economy, culture, arts, broadcasting and sports, the ministry said. Its previous winners include a President of the Mexican Senate, radio program hosts, producers, actors/actresses and musicians.

“It is very rare for a non-Mexican ambassador to win this prestigious award, usually offered to Mexican contributors,” the ministry said in a statement.

Cho’s numerous diplomatic activities and achievements in enhancing relations between Korea and Mexico were highly evaluated, it said.

The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

By Kim Yoon-mi (