By Zjan Shirinian

Jeong Ui-hwa (third from right), chairman of the National Assembly, visited the headquarters of Gwangju 2015 and received a briefing from committee officials ©Gwangju 2015The chairman of South Korea's National Assembly has said Gwangju 2015 must leave a "lasting legacy" during a visit to the headquarters of the Organising Committee.

Jeong Ui-hwa, who has resigned a co-chairman of the Organising Committee after being elected by the National Assembly, was given an insight into progress with the Summer Universiade.

Organising Committee secretary-general Kim Yoon-suk and co-chairman Kang Un-tae briefed Jeong on preparations, while he also met with other key players involved in delivering the Games.

"The organising committee has been preparing well for the event and I'm sure that it will be a successful event," said Jeong.

"With only about a year left to go, the Gwangju Universiade needs to prepare to leave a lasting legacy after the Games."

He said he was keen to continue on the Organising Committee as an honorary chairman, and pledged the National Assembly will look at ways it can support the event and help ensure its success.

Jeong visited the May 18th National Cemetery and the Gwangju Student Independence Movement Memorial Tower before visiting the headquarters of Gwangju 2015.

The city is due to stage the Games from July 3 to 14.

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