President Park Geun-hye meets with some 180 Korean War veterans and their descendants in Bogota on April 18.
Francisco M. Caicedo, a retired army colonel, was delighted to meet President Park again after 40 years. In 1975, he was invited by the then Korean government to Cheong Wa Dae, where Park was then acting as first lady of Korea. Remembering those times, he showed her a photo taken during that visit.
Finally, President Park passed along some words of encouragement to the war veterans. She stressed that Korea will always remember and take care of Colombia, and that Korea's gratefulness to the war veterans is as deep as Caicedo's love for Korea.
By Wi Tack-whan, Lee Seung-ah
Photos: Cheong Wa Dae, Yonhap News
Korea.net Staff Writers