South Korea International Fleet Review 2018 Attended by 19 Foreign Naval Ships

Published on November 20, 2018 by

South Korea hosts an international fleet review off the coast of Jeju with 19 naval ships from 12 other countries, including Russia, Vietnam, Singapore, and the United States. Overall more than 30 ships and 20 aircraft from 47 countries to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Korea Armed Forces and it is attended by delegations from 46 countries.

Japan was supposedly joining this event but withdrew as the country refused to accept South Korea’s demand not to lift the “rising sun” flag.

The host country asked the JMSDF to refrain from flying the “rising sun” flag, which is viewed on the Korean Peninsula as a symbol of Japan’s imperialistic past.

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