Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon had a meeting with the 11th
College Student Reporter Corps on November 26 to discuss the
inter-Korean situation and answer questions from the reporters.
The meeting was held at a restaurant near the Government Complex
Seoul. The Minister, who entered college in 1975, told the college
reporters about his college life and career path decisions, and
expounded on the rapidly changing situation on the Korean Peninsula,
the situation in North Korea, the difficulties in pushing ahead with
policy on North Korea as Minister of Unification, and the scenes
behind inter-Korean exchange and cooperation including the Gaeseong
Industrial Complex, aid to North Korea, and railway connection.
In a Q&A session, the college reporters were free to ask
questions and present their opinions, and then Minister Cho gave
answers. He talked about how a student majoring in North Korean
Studies should choose a career, ways to contact North Korean residents
for bottom-up unification, how Unification Ministry officials are best
positioned to pursue unification, ways to overcome national division,
anecdotes in face-to-face contact with North Korea, and the need to
expand DMZ experience programs to raise public awareness of the very
real potential for peaceful unification.