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Minister Kim visited the U.S. for five days view
Minister Kim visited the U.S. for five days
Date 2010-03-10 오후 2:52:53 View 1651
◆ To request close cooperation from U.N. and 21 U.N. allied nations ◆

◆ To ask U.N. chief to pay homage at UN Memorial Park in Busan, Korea ◆

Minister Kim Yang traveled to the United States from March 2 through March 6 for talks about commemorative projects marking the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1950-53 Korean War. During his five day visit, Minister Kim met with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and officials from a U.S. organization that will support Korean War commemoration events this year explaining and asking active support for the upcoming events. The visit to the U.N. by Minister Kim well reflects the Korean government’s will to start a commemoration journey at the United Nations, which has decided to dispatched troops of 21 countries to help South Korea attacked by communist North Korea.

During the visit to the U.N. headquarters, Minister Kim presented a ‘Thank You’ poster frame expressing Korea’s appreciation of Korean War veterans overseas to the U.N. head. He also asked Ban to visit the U.N. Memorial Park in Busan, Korea’s southern port city in June to pay respect to those who sacrificed their valuable lives during the Korean War to defend Korea.

The Korean government is preparing a wide range of projects at home and abroad to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. All of these programs are planned by the 60th Anniversary of The Korean War Commemoration Committee launched in 2008.