October 15-19, 2019 | Abdul Hai Julay attended by invitation the ASEAN-Korea Train: Advancing Together held at Seoul 2019 is a program that marked the 30th Anniversary of the ASEAN-ROK Dialogue Relations, organised by the ASEAN-Korea Center and hosted by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Alongside Abdul Hai, were a further eleven participants from Brunei Darussalam that included the Deputy Minister, the Brunei Ambassador in Seoul, the First Secretary to the ambassador government officers, Brunei entrepreneurs, and journalists. The program included several activities, such as the KBS Open Concert, a visit to Busan cultural sites, such as Gyeongju-Bulguksa Temple and Suncheon Bay Wetland Reserve. There was also an in-train performances by ASEAN artists.
The closing ceremony held at Grand Hyatt Seoul featuring Korean artists such as Millenium Symphony Orchestra and Baritone Kim Dong-Kyu. There were also performances by ASEAN artists aimed to promote cultural awareness and cross-culture understanding. As such, it engages 200 representatives from ASEAN and Korea across various sections ranging government, business to academia, art, and youth.
It fulfils the objectives and themes of the program, in which i. to advancing the forward-looking and innovative cooperation between ASEAN and Korea, ii. promoting the interconnectedness of people culture and economy of ASEAN and Korea and, iii. finally, encourage the strong relationship between ASEAN and Korea for the next 30 years, in line with the three pillars of people, prosperity and peace.