President Moon Jae-in has expressed deep gratitude for the services of German medical workers who were sent to South Korea right after the Korean War.
The president on Wednesday met with a surviving medical worker and their descendants and German Red Cross officials at a hotel in Berlin, giving them gifts to show his gratitude.
Moon said that the German workers' dedication and humanitarian activities greatly helped South Korea during the difficult times.
The president called the German medical team's services a symbol of friendship, cooperation and trust between the two nations and part of their history, adding that South Koreans will remember their sacrifices and services forever.
The German government decided to dispatch medical workers to Korea in April 1954 to support the Allied Forces. The workers provided medical services for about 250-thousand South Koreans and six-thousand women for their childbearing over 117 man-days from May 1954 to March 1959.
Source: KBS World Radio