President Moon Wants Cross-Border Celebrations for Independence Movement

Nicholas Kim, July 5, 2018, 8:22 a.m.

President Moon Jae-in has called for joint events with North Korea to commemorate the 100th anniversary next year of the March 1 Independence Movement in 1919 against Japanese colonial rule. He made the call at the launch of a committee here tasked with preparing for the anniversary of the movement.

"Sharing the history of Korea's independence can promote cross-border reconciliation," Moon said. The committee, which consists of some 100 private citizens and government officials, will be preparing events celebrating the sacrifices of patriots.

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