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Government Representatives from UN Allied nations visited Korea
Date 2010-11-23 오후 2:39:24 View 1985
◈ Paid respect at War Memorial and attended Seoul Liberation ceremony ◈

Government representatives from 17 Korean War participating countries visited Korea on September 25 at the invitation of the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee.

A total of 70 people from 17 nations including US Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki stayed in Korea for four days and five nights. They made a visit to the National Cemetery and the War Memorial on September 27, and participated in the official ceremony for the Recapture of Seoul on September 28.

They also went to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to watch and experience the South-North confrontation on September 29.

Minister Yang KIM of Patriots and Veterans Affairs hosted the causal reception for all participants at the hotel in downtown Seoul, and the welcoming banquet for government representatives, UN Korean War veterans who were invited through the Revisit Korea Program, ambassadors from UN Allied nations in Korea etc.

The committee aims to continuously thank and pay respects to UN Allied nations for their contribution and sacrifice, and develop the solid relations built through the Korean War into much stronger and future-oriented ones.

During the Korean War, 21 nations participated in the war with 16 ones sending military troops while 5 countries provided medical support.