March 26, 2012 08:53
As 58 world leaders including heads of international organizations gathered in Korea for the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit that opened on Monday, the organizing committee hired 51 interpreters for 18 languages including English, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Hindi, Kazakh, Turkish and Arabic.
They are providing services during the summit sessions, official luncheons and dinners, and press conferences by President Lee Myung-bak as the chair of the gathering. The words of participating global leaders will be first interpreted into English and from there into other languages.
The leaders will enjoy Western meals as well as Korean delicacies such as bibimbap (rice with assorted vegetables), tilefish from Jeju Island, fair persimmon from North Gyeongsang Province, honeyed mountain ginseng, and locally made sparkling wine pressed from omija, a special type of red Korean berry.
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