Moon stresses pursuit of ‘inclusive’ nation
SEOUL, President Moon Jae-in on Friday stressed his government's pursuit of an "inclusive" nation, saying that every citizen should be treated equally and free from discrimination.
Moon made the remarks after watching a play about the country's independence movement against Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule, which was performed by actors and actresses with developmental disabilities.
"We should make a world where people who were discriminated against or marginalized can enjoy equal rights and live well," Moon said.
The president added that the government will increase its budget to support the disabled by 25 percent and seek to establish a system to provide "tailored" support programs for them.
"This is not something that the government can do alone. Our society should work together for this cause," he said.
Some 200 people watched the play together. Among them were Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo; Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jong-hwan; and Kim Yeon-myoung, senior presidential secretary for social affairs.
Source: Yonhap news Agency