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Moon to push for recovery of remains of war dead in DMZ

All News 10:36 June 06, 2018

SEOUL, June 6 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that he will push for the recovery of the remains of fallen soldiers in the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas in line with the improvement of ties with North Korea.

In his address at the Memorial Day ceremony at the National Cemetery in Daejeon, he expressed hopes that the fresh detente will pave the way for inter-Korean efforts to account for the hundreds of thousands of service members still listed as missing in action from the 1950-53 Korean War.

"We will continue efforts to recover the remains of military and police members who fell during the Korean War until we find the last remaining person," the commander in chief said.

"When the South-North relations improve, we will push for the recovery of the remains in the Demilitarized Zone first of all. We will also be able to retrieve the remains of U.S. and other foreign soldiers."

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