Hague prepares honors for envoy
Mayor Deetman is also directing a series of events that support a memorial for Yi Jun, such as an exhibition on Korean culture at the city hall building.
“There is a joint exhibition of Dutch and Korean artists with a photo exhibition on Korean tourism and cuisine,” Deetman said in an interview. The mayor smiled and added that there would be another exhibition on Guus Hiddink, who became one of the most popular Dutchmen among Koreans after he did so well as the coach of the Korean soccer team at the 2002 World Cup.
“The people of the Hague clearly remember the tragic tale of the Korean special envoys to the Hague Peace Conference,” Deetman said. “From now on, I will try more to spread the message of this tragedy of history to more people.”
By Chun Su jin [firstname.lastname@example.org]