South Korea's President Chung-hee Park on Thursday (30 September) cautioned his people against the danger of a North Korean sneak attack, despite current talks between the North and South Korean Red Cross Societies.
South Korea's President Chung-hee Park on Thursday (30 September) cautioned his people against the danger of a North Korean sneak attack, despite current talks between the North and South Korean Red Cross Societies. The President was speaking in Seoul at a ceremony to mark the 23rd South Korean Armed Force Day. The event was celebrated with a massive review of units through the capital's main street.
In his address, President Park reaffirmed his government's policy of seeking peaceful reunification. He said the South Korean Red Cross sought the same in its talks with the North to help relocate estimated 10 million Koreans divided families.
SYNOPSIS: Thousand gathered in Seoul on Thursday for the Twenty-Third South Korean Armed Force Day. President Chung-hee Park took part in the massive military parade, before taking a seat on the reviewing stand. President Park was joined by Defence Minister Jae-heung Yu for the review of the full military guard.
The parade marched through the capital's main street. Every section of the country's armed forces was represented. Participant included the Homeland Reserve forces, the Navy, the Air Force, and a contingent from the army's elite unit of paratroopers. The Air Force provided. flying display, while paratroopers provided the large crowd with a special jumping exhibition
The ceremony cook on added significance, as the North and South Korean Red Cross societies have begun discussions on the problems of families divided in the two countries. The formal talks are the first ever at any level between North and South Koreans. since the separate government were set up in Seoul and Pyongyang twenty- three years ago. In a speech following the parade, however, President Park cautioned his nation against the danger of a North Korean sneak attack, despite the current Red Cross talks.