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North Korea Economic Research: Finding a Platform for New Development and Cooperation

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North Korea Economic Research: Finding a Platform for New Development and Cooperation

February 8, 2022

The Ministry of Unification and the National Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences will host the “North Korea Economic Research: Finding a Platform for New Development and Cooperation” forum to revitalize research on North Korean economy and establish a research cooperation system between the public, private and academic sectors.

The forum, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 9 will begin with the opening ceremony, followed by a keynote presentation by Lee Suk, North Korean Economic Studies Director of the Korea Development Institute. Government-funded research institutes will hold a roundtable discussion on the status of North Korean economic research and prospects of creating a platform for new cooperation, while the academia will examine the future of North Korean economy and research into this field. The forum will be broadcasted live on the Unification Ministry’s YouTube channel.

Participating parties will also discuss the necessity and development direction of establishing a North Korea economic research platform. The platform will be a communication and cooperation system between the public, private and academia, in which the government and domestic researchers periodically share the results of economic research on North Korea and form a general opinion.

Through such discussions, we aim to promote sustainable research cooperation in response to the changing North Korean economy, and actively support discussions among researchers, thereby establishing a research cooperation system that can prepare for the improvement of inter-Korean relations in the future.

The Government expects this forum to serve as an opportunity for sustainable communication and cooperation between the public, private and academic sectors in the field of North Korea economic research. It seeks to promote the development of the North Korea economic research platform by solidifying inter-organizational discussions on the research cooperation platform and regularizing the forum in the future.