Mayor of Addis Ababa Adanech Abiebie has laid wreath of flower at the memorial statue of Ethiopian veterans in Korea who bravely fought in the Korean War.
The mayor and her delegation is in Korea for an official visit to Chuncheon City to renew the relationship between the two sisterly cities.
During our stay in the Korean city of Chunchon, we commemorated our heroes by laying a wreath of flower at the memorial statue built for the brave Ethiopian veterans, the mayor said.
“Our forefathers selflessly went beyond themselves for world peace, freedom and dignity of mankind and this has made us proud.”
Ethiopia was the only African nation to send a battalion, which was known Kagnew Shaleka, as part of the United Nations forces in the Korean War in 1951.
The country has sent a total of 6,037 strong soldiers to fight in the Korean War, as part of the United Nations mission.
In the war, 122 Ethiopian soldiers were missed in action, more than 500 left wounded but Ethiopia was the only nation where no soldier surrendered.
The delegation led by Mayor of Addis Ababa Adanech Abiebie held discussion with its Chuncheon City counterpart on ways to strengthening the bilateral relations between the two sisterly cities.
The two sides have also reached an agreement to cooperate in education and training, land management, smart cities, urban development, and related issues.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency