At 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2013, HUFS hosted an event to award study grants and to enter into an agreement with the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs for the 2013 youth camp for children from UN member states that participated in the Korean War.
President Park Chul of HUFS and the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Park Seung-Chun agreed to cooperate actively to assure the success of the peace camp to be held from June 23 to 29. Teenagers from 21 UN member states that participated in the Korean War were invited.
On that day, a study grant awards ceremony was held to recognize 18 students who, as descendants of Korean War veterans from UN member states, are studying at HUFS (9 students from Ethiopia, 3 from the Philippines, 4 from Thailand and 2 from Columbia).
At the event, President Park remarked, "HUFS will actively use its foreign language education infrastructure and contents in hosting the youth peace camp, which brought together young people from the UN member states that participated in the Korean War. In this way, we will join forces in enhancing cooperation and exchanges among the future generations of UN member states that participated in the war and help strengthen friendship among the countries through diplomacy involving veterans’ affairs." In addition, the Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Park Seung-Chun said in his greetings, "The peace camp will be a venue to exercise diplomacy involving veterans’ affairs and will also serve as a golden opportunity for the participating students to build friendship with youth from different countries around the world."
Also present at the ceremony were the dean of the College of English Park Jeong-Woon, the dean of the College of Japanese Choi Jae-Cheol, the dean of Academic Affairs Kim Dae-Sung, the dean of Student Affairs Sang-Hwan Lee and the Dean of External Affairs Jang Tae-Yeop from HUFS. Also in attendance were major personnel in the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs including the director general and director of Veterans Policy and International Affairs Park Jong-Wang and Kang Yun Jin.