2 Koreas Keep War Anniversary Low-Key

  • By Jeong Woo-sang

    June 26, 2018 12:57

    Monday was the 68th anniversary of the Korean War, but neither South nor North Korea issued any special messages to mark it, unlike in previous years, to maintain the mood of détente.

    President Moon Jae-in made no appearance at a ceremony in Seoul marking the anniversary, having not attended last year either. Instead, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon addressed the public there.

    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon attends a ceremony to mark the 68th anniversary of the 1950-53 Korean War at a gymnasium in Seoul on Monday. /Newsis

    "The government will do its utmost to realize this miraculous opportunity for peace," Lee told attendees.

    North Korea also refrained from expressing anti-American sentiment, in stark contrast to the anti-American rally it held every year so far.

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