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Korea Celebrates 4,344th National Foundation Day + Prime Minister Vows Stern Measures Against False Territorial Claims Updated: 2012-10-03 12:00:00 KST

Korea Celebrates 4,344th National Foundation Day + Prime Minister Vows Stern Measures Against False Territorial Claims
Korea marks its National Foundation Day today.
This national holiday, known as "Gaecheonjeol" in Korean, celebrates the mythical founding of the Korean nation in the year 2,3-hundred-33 BC by the legendary god-king Dangun .
To mark the occasion, various commemorative events were held throughout the nation including a ceremony at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Seoul, with some 3-thousand people in attendance.
There, Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik vowed to take stern measures against any foreign attempts to take territories that the Korean people have defended for the past 5-thousand years.
He noted that tensions remain high in the Northeast Asian region due to the latest series of territorial confrontations.

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