(AGI) Milan, Oct 5 - Milan Expo 2015 is a "great world eventthat promises a future of dialogue, hope and development and isan important bridge to strengthen the friendship andcooperation between peoples", said North Korean Ambassador toItaly Kim Chun Guk. His opening speech at the DPRK National Dayat Expo continued: "With the aim of contributing to improvingthe health of mankind we have chosen ginseng as the theme ofour pavilion, presenting the various production and processingmethods of what has been considered for several millennia theking of medicinal herbs and plants." The flag-raising ceremonykicked off with the national anthem. Many people in theaudience were dressed in traditional clothes, silk skirts witha printed floral pattern and short jackets with wide sleeves atthe pavilion is in the Islands, Sea and Food cluster. General Commissioner of Milan Expo 2015, Bruno Pasquino, whorepresented Italy, said: "The issues of nutrition and globalfood security, as well as being of global importance, are ofparticular interest for the population of the DemocraticPeople's Republic of Korea, also reflecting on the processesaiming to stabilise the peninsula, to which Italy is providingsupport. The contribution of our country lies particularly inthe food industry. We have carried out over the years variousoperations in relation to the basic assistance and developmentof North Korea." After the ceremony, the delegation visitedPalazzo Italia and were served an official meal. . .