Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon attended a ceremony marking the
ministry’s 49thanniversary held on March 2, 2018 at the Government
Complex Seoul Annex Building Auditorium.
With all employees of the ministry in attendance, a video clip
titled ‘Footsteps toward Unification: Establishment of Board of
National Unification’ (produced by Uni-TV) was played during the
ceremony to reflect on the history of the Unification Ministry. Also,
employees who have been in service for more than 25 years were
recognized with a Years of Service Award.
During his commemorative speech, Minister Cho mentioned how the
athletes of the joint Korean ice hockey team Park Jong-ah (South) and
Jong Su-hyon (North) climbed up the 120 stairs hand in hand as the
4thtorchbearers of 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, and he
wished inter-Korean relations would improve step by step until
reunification finally becomes a reality.
He also recognized the efforts of the unification ministry employees
who endeavored to handle North Korea’s participation in the
PyeongChang Olympics and encouraged them to face urgent issues after
the Olympics as best as they can.