Yonhap forum offers glimpse into Moon administration’s N. Korea, security policies

SEOUL-- Yonhap News Agency and the Ministry of Unification co-hosted a forum in Seoul on Thursday to discuss the new government's policies on North Korea and foreign affairs, and ways to bring peace to the Korean Peninsula.

The symposium under the theme of "A vision for peaceful unification with the launch of the new government" opened at Lotte Hotel in central Seoul at 1 p.m., bringing together South Korea's senior officials and prominent experts.

The annual conference, now in its third year, has served as the key venue for discussions on security situations on the Korean Peninsula and visions for a peaceful unification. It was launched in 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial rule.

Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung will deliver a keynote speech on the new Moon Jae-in government's policy to resolve North Korea's nuclear standoff and improve strained inter-Korean ties. President Moon has vowed to take a dual-track approach of seeking North Korea's denuclearization while pushing for inter-Korean dialogue.

The forum consists of three sessions: Seoul's North Korea, foreign affairs and security policies; the North Korean nuclear issue and peace on the Korea Peninsula; and the changing security landscape in Northeast Asia and South Korea's choice.

Source: Yonhap News Agency

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