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Yonhap News Agency to hold unification forum this week

All News 09:39 June 25, 2017

SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) -- Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's key newswire service, said Sunday its forum on unification to discuss President Moon Jae-in's policies on North Korea and foreign affairs will be held this week.

The symposium, co-hosted by Yonhap and the Ministry of Unification, will be held at Lotte Hotel in central Seoul on Thursday.

The three-session forum, the third of its kind, will serve as the venue for discussions on security situations facing the Korean Peninsula and visions for a peaceful unification, it said.

Moon has vowed to take a dual-track approach of seeking North Korea's denuclearization while pushing for inter-Korean dialogue. South Korea is facing tough challenges in resolving the North's nuclear standoff and improving inter-Korean ties.

At the first session, experts will discuss the new government's policies on North Korea and foreign affairs, followed by talks on how to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula in the next session.

Panelists will discuss South Korea's role in the current security landscape at the third sitting.

In 2015, Yonhap held the forum on unification for the first time to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule.

It said it plans to hold the forum every year to provide insight into preparations for unification.

This file photo taken on May 27, 2016, shows panelists discussing North Korea's nuclear issue at the forum on unification co-hosted by Yonhap News Agency and the Presidential Committee for Unification Preparation. (Yonhap)


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