Monday, July 5, 2010

Married immigrants reunited with parents

40 Cambodian, Indonesian and Malaysian women who married into Korean families were reunited with their parents June 23 for the first time since their marriage.

The parents came to Korea at the invitation of Korea Saemaul Undong Center sponsored by the Ministry of Public Administration and Security. They stayed in Korea for seven days.

A total of 80 parents reunited with 25 Cambodian, 10 Indonesian and five Malaysian wives. They were also greeted by their Korean in-laws.

They toured the 63 Building, Gyeongbok Palace, Cheonggye Stream, the National Museum of Korea, Korea Folk Village, Saemaul Museum on the precincts of Saemaul Undong Central Training Institute, the compound of the presidential office Chong Wa Dae, and other sites.

The center threw an official reception on June 24. The migrant wives met with Korean housewives who are members of the center to form cultural support links.

The parents visited their son-in-laws and spent for four days before flying home.

This is the third time the center has invited the parents of migrant women who married Koreans and live in Korea. In June, last year, it invited parents of Vietnamese, Thai and Philippine daughters. Parents of Mongolian, Uzbek and Kazakh wives living in Korea came here for family reunion in December.

In December, 2007, the ministry had initially invited parents of migrant women residing in Korea after marrying Koreans.


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