Prince Carl Philip visits South Korea — day 3
Colonel Ingemar Adolfsson speaks about operations at the Swedish camp. Photo: royalcourt.se
On Wednesday 9 October, Prince Carl Philip concluded his visit to South Korea. During the day, The Prince saw a UN exhibition at the War Memorial Museum of Korea and visited the demilitarised zone in Panmunjom.
Prince Carl Philip's final day in South Korea began with a visit to the War Memorial Museum of Korea. The Prince was given a guided tour of the UN exhibition, which includes a Swedish stand. Five million people died during the Korean war (1950-53). It was 60 years ago that the armistice was signed in July 1953. During the war, there was a Swedish field hospital in the city of Busan.
During the visit to the War Memorial Museum of Korea. Photo: royalcourt.se
The Prince then visited the demilitarised zone in Panmunjom and the Swedish delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (NNSC). Sweden has been involved in monitoring the ceasefire between North Korea and South Korea since 1953 through the NNSC. Major General Berndt Grundevik welcomed the visitors and explained about operations at the NNSC. The visit concluded with The Prince being given a tour of the Swedish camp and taking part in a presentation of medals to the Swedish delegation.
The Prince with the Swedish delegation in the demilitarised zone in Panmunjom. Photo: royalcourt.se
The day concluded with a visit to Seoul Cyber University and a dinner hosted by Lee Se-ung, Chairman of the Korea-Sweden Cultural Society. The dinner ended with a concert by violinist Hyun Su Shin.