(PowerKorea) President Moon paid a respect to patriotic martyrs of the country at the 66th Memorial Day ceremony held at the Seoul National Cemetery on June 6. The pledge of Allegiance was recited by National Paralympic ping-pong player Ahn Jeong-dae of the Korea Disabled Veterans Organization. The national anthem was sung by men of national merit edited for the screen. Moon and First Lady Kim laid flowers and burned incense while 12 year old trumpeter Gwak Da-gyeong, an offspring of a man of national merit, played a song. American Korean War veteran Willian Bill Weber sent a video message with singing Arirang and Korean War Veteran Kim Jae-sae answered with a story of great friendship. Moon in his speech emphasized the sacrifice of patriots who contributed to building democracy of South Korea today saying they became the spirit of us; paying due respect and compensation to them and their family was but the very source of patriotism as well as the trust. Moon mentioned unfortunate events recently took place within the military base and expressed his deep concern and sorry and promised to make things right.
Moon attends G7
President Moon attended the open society and economy session of the G7 Summit, June 13, local time. Attendees agreed protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and constitutionalism and adopted a statement. They shared worry about inequality, extremism and cyberattack but promotion of fair trade and open economy. Moon shared with other leaders South Korea’s experience of democracy and open society and emphasized tough measures to extremism. At the climate change and environment session, he introduced South Korea’s Carbon Neutrality 2050, Green New Deal and Digital New Deal as well as its action plans. Moon made sure of his pledge to reduce greenhouse gas by 2030 to an agreeable level and to stop financial support for Korean companies’ overseas mining and development. The attendees praised Moon for proactive actions and discussed measures for capping the rise of the average world temperature below 1.5℃ through Carbon Neutrality 2050. They also agreed designating 30% of land and oceans as protection zones by 2030.
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