Recent news about a fallen Korean War soldier’s remains being returned to his wife’s arms after 70 years reminds us that we continue to live in a state of truce. Next year marks the 70th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement. Gyeonggi-do has neighbored the DMZ, the world’s last remaining Cold War frontier, for nearly 70 years.
We have also suffered greatly for over two-and-a-half years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through this opportunity, I realized that we should live as Homo symbious, or humans in coexistence, not as Homo sapiens, the expression we use without much thought.
I hope that this event about Korea’s DMZ will serve as an opportunity to look back on peaceful coexistence between the two Koreas and global environmental destruction.
They say, ‘Nobody can live alone.’ How should we live to coexist?
To answer this age-old question by honestly organizing our thoughts and putting them into action, we would like to invite you to this year’s event to bring our hearts together.
It is a pleasure to greet you. Please join us.
Co-Chairman of the Organizing Committee JAE CHUN CHOE