I took this pic on my most recent trip to DPRK (North Korea.)
I received a call from a representative of DPRK (North Korea) two weeks ago to see if I could return to North Korea on July 27 and cover their Sixty commemoration of the Armistice Agreement. Obviously their commemoration is different from that of South Korea.
While appreciating the invitation, I said I would not be able to attend this event in DPRK but hoped to get invited back to their country soon. It would be my 4th trip to DPRK (North Korea.)
When I saw this White House announcement about South Korea – below – I thought I would post it:
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2013
President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Korea
to attend the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Armistice Agreement to End the Korean War
President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Korea to attend the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Armistice Agreement to End the Korean War.
The Honorable Sung Y. Kim, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, will lead the delegation on July 27, 2013.
Members of the Presidential Delegation:
General James D. Thurman, Commander of the United Nations Command, Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command and United States Forces Korea
James P. Zumwalt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Korea and Japan
David F. Helvey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia
Brigadier General David R. Stilwell, Strategic Plans and Policy Deputy Director for Asia, The Joint Staff