Minister MacAulay and Minister Park of the Republic of Korea meet in Ottawa

Minister MacAulay and Minister Park of the Republic of Korea meet in Ottawa


Feb. 22, 2020

Global Korean Post


On June 25, 1950, North Korean troops invaded South Korea, setting off more than three years of bitter conflict. A total of 18 United Nations member countries, including Canada, the United States and South Korea joined in the fight for peace.


As a result of the War, 516 Canadians died and of these 378 soldiers are buried in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Busan, South Korea.


We honour those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace, and keep the memory of their achievements and sacrifices alive for all Canadians.


Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Park Sam‑Duck, spent a day discussing issues that affect the well‑being of Veterans.


They attended events to commemorate Canada and the Republic of Korea’s shared military history and discussed the upcoming commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War.

The visit also reinforced the two countries’ commitment and bilateral cooperation on issues concerning Veterans’ well‑being.

After a guided tour of the Canadian War Museum, Minister Park paid tribute to the service and sacrifices of Canadians by laying a wreath at a commemorative ceremony in Memorial Hall in recognition of those who served in the Korean War.