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Completion of Repairing Korean War Monument in the Philippines
Date 2009-09-25 오후 7:58:44 View 2401
Marking the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Korea and the Philippines, a ceremony was held on Sep 23th, celebrating the completion of the refurbishment of the Korean War Monument inside Manila National Cemetery attended by more than 100 people including Minister Kim Yang, officials of Philippine Ministry of Defense, Korean War veterans, and Korean expatriates in the nation.

The monument was first built in October 1967 inside Manila National Cemetery and was refurbished in 2008, the year making the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship of the two nations, fully sponsored by the Korean government.

In October 2009, another Korean War monument was built inside the campus of Philippine Military Academy in Baguio and the construction of a Korean War Memorial Hall will be completed next year.

Minister Kim met with Fidel V. Ramos, the 12th President of the Philippines, defense minister and minister of veterans affairs in Thailand to discuss ways to make a successful revisit program for Korean War veterans, marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, and to enhance international cooperation in terms of veterans affairs.
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