Visit to Korean Museum [fr]
On Friday, 6th May, the Ambassador of France, Brigitte Collet, visited Addis Ababa’s Korean Museum. She was accompanied by général François Loeuillet, administrator at the Society of Members of the Legion of Honor (SMLH), général François Bigand, president of SMLH Ethiopia and colonel Frédéric Garnier, Defence attaché at the French Embassy.
On this occasion, the SMLH gave a war memorabilia display cabinet to colonel Melesse Tessema, president of the Ethiopian Korean War Veterans Association. During Korea War (1950-1953), French and Ethiopian soldiers had been fighting side by side. As a matter of fact, it is the Ethiopian Kagnew Battalion that relieved the French contingent at the Heartbreak Ridge in October 1951.