'Vietnam Pieta’ statue inaugurated in South Korea

Korean-Vietnamese Peace Foundation yesterday held an inauguration ceremony for ‘Vietnam Pieta’ statue at St Francis Peace Center on Jeju Island, South Korea. 

‘Vietnam Pieta’ bronz statute is located at St Francis Peace Center on Jeju. (Photo:VNS)

‘Vietnam Pieta’ bronz statute is located at St Francis Peace Center on Jeju. (Photo:VNS)

Bronze sculpture statue under a message of “For an apology to Vietnam” is hand crafted by the Korean artists Kim Seo Kyung and Kim Eun Sung which depicts a mother embracing a newborn baby.

The work expresses a commemoration for mothers and newborn babies as victims of massacres by Korean troops in the war period in Vietnam.

The inauguration ceremony took place on the occasion of the 42th anniversary for the Southern Liberation and the national reunification of Vietnam (on April 30), with a participation of more than 100 guests from Korean-Vietnamese Peace Foundation and religion dignitaries of South Korea. 

Speaking at the ceremony, Head of Korean-Vietnamese Peace Foundation Gang Woo-il said that although the Vietnam War ended 42 years ago, his country has to take responsibility and sending an apology to Vietnamese people.


BY THU GIANG- Translated by Huyen Huong

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