Marking the 70th “Chuseok,” the Korean version of Thanksgiving Day, since the outbreak of the Korean War, Huh Chang-soo, chairman of the Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), delivered Chuseok greetings to ambassadors and UN commanders from 22 countries participating in the Korean War with a special product of the fierce battle area, where the U.N. forces had been active and sacrificed.
Noting that Chuseok is the most abundant time of the year, Huh said in a letter to them, “I hope that the ambassador's family, which has come to celebrate the holiday in a foreign land far from home during a difficult time due to the COVID-19 crisis, will be filled with abundance and plenty of Chuseok," he said.
Chairman Huh said, "70 years have passed since the fierce battle took place on the Korean Peninsula, and despite various disasters such as the COVID-19, floods, and typhoons, we have had the same year, expressing his gratitude for the freedom and abundance that we have protected at the noble sacrifice of young people from participating countries.
“Along with this letter of appreciation, we have prepared a set of gifts for Chuseok, a major Korean War battle specialty, to the ambassadors and UN commanders of 22 countries participating in the war.”
The FKI's gift set for Korean agricultural products for Chuseok consists of five kinds of specialties: Incheon Red Ginseng (Incheon Landing Operation), Gangwon Deodeokcheong (Baekma Highland Battle), Gyeonggi-do Rice and Gyeongbuk Apple (Battle of the Nakdonggang River Defense Line).
It includes an introduction to each region and specialties, as well as an explanation on how to easily eat from a foreigner's point of view.
Meanwhile, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in June, the FKI hosted a luncheon at the War Memorial of Korea and the Army Hall, which invited embassies from 22 countries to one place.