Seoul Requests Memorial for Rangoon Bombing Victims

      October 10, 2012 12:56

      Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan on Tuesday asked Burmese President Thein Sein and Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin to build a memorial to the victims of the Rangoon bombing in 1983.

      The Burmese officials are here on a three-day state visit.

      Thein Sein pledged to "consider the request positively," according to a Cheong Wa Dae official.

      North Korean terrorists bombed the Aung San martyrs' mausoleum in Rangoon during then-president Chun Doo-hwan's visit. The attack left 17 dead and 14 injured.

      President Lee Myung-bak became the first South Korean leader since the attack to visit Burma in May this year and paid tribute to the victims.

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