Korea comes a little closer

By SALLY GORDON

THE Clarence Valley is forging closer links with South Korea.

The new relationship is being fostered by the the Clarence Valley Council and officers from the Federal Government's Australia-Korea Foundation (AKF).

As part of the initiative the AKF is donating $10,000 to council to furnish the region's libraries with books and audio-visual material about Korea, its history, cultural and contemporary society.

The foundation is expected to disperse the money before the end of June.

Over the coming months the AKF also plans to advertise a one-off teacher's exchange with Korea.

Council's library and historical services manager Noelene Grace said the new materials would fill a gap.

Mayor Ian Tiley said the foundation was interested in deepening links between South Korea and the Clarence because of the area's rich war history.



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