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Looking for Bereaved Families of Korean Independent Movement Activists who Live Overseas
Date 2005-04-07 오전 9:26:59 View 1630
The MPVA is looking for Korean compatriots of foreign nationals whose loved ones made distinguished service for Korea`s independence as key project of the year 2005. It is part of the Commemoration Project marking the 60th Anniversary of Liberation and a following measure of President Roh Moo-Hyun`s proposal which came out after a series of recent overseas visits in the second half of 2004.

Under the searching project, the Ministry will go through registration and application process for compensation on behalf of the newly confirmed bereaved families. And it will give them the certificate of the decoration if they proved to be the bereaved families of those conferred national foundation decoration for independence.

And the Ministry also decided to broaden the recognition of the range of data and information materials as proof of evidence and simplify registration and application process taking into consideration different identification process in foreign countries and the age and physical condition of the bereaved families. At the same time, it is considering a comprehensive plan to expand the honorable treatment for those bereaved families to include additional benefits and services as well as compensation benefit.

In order to produce desired results from the new project, the Ministry will maintain close cooperation not only with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Government Information Agency but also with overseas organizations such as offices of Korean Consuls, Korean Ethnics Associations, Korean Media/Newspaper institutions, and Patriots and Veterans Organizations abroad.

kim, cheeh-ho(international affairs)