On January 13 (Mon.), at 2:30 p.m. (local time), Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul, who is visiting Washington D. C., the United States, participated in a round-table talk organized by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a prestigious think tank in the fields of diplomacy and security, which invited him, to speak about the peace on the Korean peninsula.
Mayor Park delivered a speech on the topic of the “Advance of Seoul towards Peace” and discussed with Scott Snyder, the American senior researcher who is specialized in North Korea, on the issue of the “Peace on the Korean Peninsula.” A Q&A session followed in which over 30 figures including foreign affairs chiefs of Washington and American experts in Korea participated.
The Council on Foreign Relations is a think tank of diplomacy and security policy, made up of former and present figures working in political or economic scenes in the United States. It has over 4,500 members, including renowned politicians, bureaucrats of the government, leaders in businesses, and judicial officers, having an influence on global foreign relations policies beyond the United States.
It is the second time that Mayor Park Won-soon gave a speech as invited by the CFR after his visit in 2014.
Before the talk, at 11 a.m. (local time), Mayor Park met Brian Bulatao, the Under Secretary of State for Management, at U.S. State Department to discuss the ways to cooperate for the settlement of the peace on the Korean peninsula.