On Tuesday 03 September 2013, HNDGS Chief General Mikhail Kostarakos received at the HNDGS HQs the Republic of Korea Minister of Patriots and Veterans Affairs Mr.  Park Sung-Choon and attended a decoration ceremony in his honour. Mr Park Sung-Choon was  awarded the Commendation Medal Star of Merit and Honour  by the Minister of National Defence Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos.