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S. Korean Parliament Speaker Pays Visit to Greek Parliament

ATHENS — Greece and Korea may be geographically far apart, but they share a history of struggles for freedom, democracy and the United Nations charter's values, Greek Parliament Speaker Kostas Tassoulas said on Tuesday, welcoming South Korean National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-Seug.

A statement by the Greek Parliament said that Tassoulas also thanked his visiting counterpart for plans to erect at a prominent site monument honoring Greeks who fought for Korea. He also praised South Korea for its admirable way of handling the coronavirus pandemic, saying that "the entire world and Greece watched the country's leading success."

Park Byeong-Seug expressed Korea's gratitude to the Greek people and then-government for having dispatched 10,000 soldiers to fight in the Korean War. He referred to the "exemplary collaboration of the two countries," especially in shipping and ship-building, and expressed the hope this would be extended to other sectors as well.

The parliamentary leader was accompanied by a large delegation of Korean MPs and the Korean ambassador to Greece, while the meetings were also attended by the MPs leading the Greece-South Korea Friendship Group.

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