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Minister Park to be invited to Ministerial Summit in Canada
Date 2011-10-06 오후 4:47:20 View 3047
◈ Exploring ways to collaborate on successful transition of military forces ◈

Minister Park Sung-Choon attended the International Veterans’ Affairs Ministerial Summit held in Canada for two days from August 29 to 30. He made a presentation on the policies and programs in place to ensure a successful transition of veterans, and discussed this matter with his international partners from eight countries including Canada, the host country, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

The representatives at the meeting include Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs of Canada, Eric Shinseki, US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Warren Snowdon, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs from Australia and so on. Minister Park talked about the need for collaborative research, policy development and programs for veterans with them. After the conference, he took time to meet with Korean veterans living in Canada.

The International Summit on Veterans Affairs is held every 18 to 24 months and includes leaders from the US and Commonwealth nations of Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. This year, Canada hosted the meeting and a special invitation was extended to Korea, France, Germany and Denmark. On August 30 after the two-day meeting ended, the Summit participants released a joint communiqué titled International Collaboration on Transition Policy for Veterans.

Following the summit, the Senior International Forum was held from August 31 to September 2, and Chair Commissioner Dae-sub Jang of the Board of Patriots and Veterans Entitlement attended this meeting. He delivered presentations on Innovative ways of communication and interacting with modern day veterans and Dealing with uncertainty in health-related expert opinion and scientific evidence.