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SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Yonhap) — President Yoon Suk-yeol on Saturday visited an Army unit in Seoul to encourage troopers engaged on the Chuseok vacation, his workplace stated.
Yoon met with some 40 enlisted troopers and officers of an air protection firm of the Seoul-based Capital Protection Command over lunch, based on the presidential workplace.
The president stated he was grateful for the troopers devoting themselves to guard the skies of Seoul whereas being unable to spend time with household and fogeys on Chuseok.
Yoon additionally thanked them for his or her service, noting he’s “capable of are likely to state affairs with a peaceable thoughts” because of their work.
The president later held impromptu video calls with a number of dad and mom of the troopers. In one of many calls, Yoon stated the federal government will “spare no effort” to enhance working situations of troopers.
All able-bodied Korean males are to serve within the navy for round two years in a rustic that consistently faces North Korea’s navy threats.
Yoon later held separate video calls with troopers serving in abroad South Korean navy models in South Sudan, Lebanon, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, based on his workplace.
The president highlighted that South Korea is the only real nation on this planet to efficiently rework into a world assist supplier from an assist receiver and stated the nation’s navy personnel internationally are the “driving power” behind such efforts.
Yoon additionally shared a Fb submit thanking navy service individuals on responsibility in the course of the vacation. He praised their group help within the nation’s post-typhoon restoration efforts as having served significantly in returning the lives of individuals affected by the storm to normalcy.