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S. Korea's vice unification minister to visit Germany next week

All News 11:48 September 30, 2016

SEOUL, Sept. 30 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's vice unification minister plans to visit Germany next week to attend an event to mark the 26th anniversary of Germany's unification, government officials said Friday.

Vice Unification Minister Kim Hyung-suk will visit Germany from Sunday to Thursday on the invitation of President of German Upper House Stanislaw Tillich, Seoul's unification ministry said.

As the delegate of the government, Kim plans to attend an event to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Germany's unification to be held in Dresden on Monday, it said.

On the same day, he will meet with Iris Gleicke, who is in charge of post-unification integration affairs, to discuss the issue of the two Koreas' unification based on Germany's experience.

After moving to Berlin, the vice minister will deliver an opening speech at a forum on unification to be hosted by his ministry on Tuesday.

He will also hold talks with Markus Ederer, state secretary of Germany's foreign ministry, to discuss strategies for global coordination against North Korea's nuclear program, the ministry added.

sooyeon@yna.co.kr
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