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Ministry of Unification to hold Korea Global Forum for Peace, 2020 Korea – Europe Webinar for cooperation between the Republic of Korea and European Countries for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

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Ministry of Unification to hold Korea Global Forum for Peace, 2020 Korea – Europe Webinar for cooperation between the Republic of Korea and European Countries for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

The Ministry of Unification will hold webinar with Korean and European experts under the theme ‘DPRK’s Denuclearization and Way and Prospect of Peace-building on the Korean Peninsula: focusing on the role of the Europe’ with Korean and European experts between 11th to 13th November.

The webinar is held as part of Korea Global Forum for Peace 2020 and will be hosted by the Ministry of Unification in cooperation with SOAS University and the King’s College London.

Participants will review situation on the Korean Peninsula, and discuss how the Republic of Korea and European Countries should cooperate for the peace building on the Korean Peninsula through the point of view of Europe’s Critical Engagement on North Korea.

The forum will start with opening remarks by Dr. Felix Berenskoetter, Head of Department of Politics and International Studies of the SOAS University, and Dr. Johnna Montgomerie, Head of Department of European and International Studies, followed by congratulatory remarks by the ROK Ambassador to the United Kingdom Park Enna, the British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Simon Smith and Deputy Minister of Unification Policy Choi Young Joon.

The first session is on ‘DPRK’s Denuclearization and the Role of Europe.’ Dr. Ramon Pacheco Pardo from King’s College London will be the moderator with Former European Union Ambassador to ROK Michael Reiterer, Professor Jun Bong-Geun of IFANS Korea, Dr. John Nilsson-Wright of Chatham House and Dr. Kim Jina of Korea Institute for Defense Analyses as panelists. 
On the second day (12th Nov 18:00~19:30 KST), participants will discuss ‘Reality and Ways of Peace-building on the Korean Peninsula’ which will be moderated by Professor Tat Yan Kong of SOAS University. Dr. Niklas Wanstrom of ISDP Sweden, Dr. Sung Kiyoung of Institute for National Security Strategy Korea, Dr. Alice Ekman of European Union Institute for Security Studies, and Professor Kim Ji Young of Institution for Unification Education of the Ministry of Unification will join as panelists.

On the last day (13th Nov 18:00~19:30 KST), Swedish Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Jakob Hallgren will moderate the session on ‘Prospect of Peace-building on the Korean Peninsula and the Role of Europe,’ with panelists including Lisa Pelletti Clark, Co-President of International Peace Bureau, Dr. Kim Kijung, Former Professor of Yonsei University, Dr. Lucia Husenicova of Matej Bel University of Slovakia, and Professor Yoon Sungwook of Chungbuk National University of Korea.

The forum will be broadcasted live through YouTube.
YouTube link : https://www.youtube.com/c/KGFPeace

The Ministry of Unification wishes to facilitate discussions and calls for joint response for denuclearization and setting lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. The Ministry will also listen to opinions of experts in and out of Korea and continue our effort for lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula and development of inter-Korean relations.

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