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S. Korean president hails hosting of World Scout Jamboree, vows all-out support

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday welcomed the World Scout Jamboree set to be held on the country's western coast, promising full government support to make it a successful event.

In a letter to a joint committee on hosting the global event, the president wished for the 2023 event in Saemangeum to be a successful and memorable event for all participants.

"I promise the government too will do its utmost for the successful hosting of the 2023 World Jamboree," he said.

In this photo courtesy of North Jeolla Province, members of a South Korean hosting committee cheer after their country was named the host nation of the 2023 World Scout Jamboree in the World Scout Conference held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Aug. 16, 2017.

The letter came one day after the country was named the host nation of the 2023 event. Saemangeum is a reclaimed land along the western coast.

"Saemangeum is a land of challenge and exploration," Moon said, noting South Korea will become the world's sixth nation to have hosted the World Scout Jamboree more than once. "I am confident it will be the best place for all scouts from around the world to explore their potentials and nurture their dreams."

Kim Su-a  edt@koreapost.com

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