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Unification Minister Lee participates in a forum on peace and unification marking the 75th anniversary of National Liberation Day

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On August 21, Unification Minister Lee In-young participated in a forum on peace and unification marking the 75th anniversary of National Liberation Day, which was co-hosted by the National Unification Advisory Council and the Korea Institute for National Unification.

Minister Lee, in his congratulatory speech, sated, “The South and the North are a community of life and a community of destiny that shares the single body of the Korean Peninsula,” adding, “No task is more important and pressing than establishing a common vision and working together to protect the lives of the people of the two Koreas.”

He went on to say, “The government will work on specific plans for inter-Korean cooperation. It will begin with food and medical aid and reunions of separated families, and expand cross-border cooperation to such areas as health care, prevention of infectious diseases, and climate change, all of which directly impact our lives and were agreed between the two Koreas.”

The Unification Minister said, “The government will go beyond the piecemeal and separate approaches that we have taken so far to build a comprehensive and rational framework for inter-Korean cooperation. By doing so, it will make changes that the North can trust, the Korean people can relate to, and the international community can agree with.”