Wednesday, May 25, 2016

THREATS FROM NORTH KOREA: Jeju forum begins


The 11th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity is being held today until the 27th of May, at the International Convention Center Jeju under the theme of "Asia's New Order and Cooperative Leadership". For this year, the forum will focus on cooperative leadership needed to meet the common challenge the global community is facing with over 4,000 participants from 60 countries attending for 69 sessions.

Among the speakers for this year's Jeju forum are UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, former Japanese premier Tomiichi Murayama, former Singapore premiere Goh Chok Tong, and CTO and Co-founder of Tesla Motors J.B. Straubel.

The forum is organized by the Jeju Peace Institute and hosted by the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, International Peace Foundation and East Asia Foundation.

As for Ban Ki-moon, he will fly to Japan on Thursday to attend the G7 Summit and return to South Korea on Friday. His final day will be spent in Gyeongju in the southeast, where he will attend a regional UN conference before returning to Washington DC next Monday.

Ban's visit is getting an extra attention, as he is widely expected to run in South Korea's next presidential election in 2017, but Ban remains mum about his plans after his final term as UN chief ends this December.

Source: Arirang News

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