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  • Korean Donation to the Peace Palace: A ‘Haechi’ Symbolizing Peace and Justice

    January 30, 2015

    One month ago, the Republic of Korea presented a national gift to the Peace Palace. Congressman Lee Byung Suk, who initiated the donation project, presented the gift, a smiling ‘Haechi’, to the Carnegie Foundation. This granite sculpture has been especially created for the Peace Palace. The ‘Haechi’, a mythical animal with a righteous temperament, is a Korean symbol of justice and fairness. The Peace Palace and The Republic of Korea share a sad chapter in our modern history. Mr Cho Tae-Yul, Vice Foreign Minister of Korea and speaker at the unveiling ceremony, explained our historical bond and spoke about our common interest to further international peace and justice in the world.

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