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May 18th Invitation – Korea after the Presidential Election

10 May 2017

The EU-Asia Centre is pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on the implications of the Korean presidential elections for domestic and foreign policy on 18 May

Moon Jae-in, the leader of the Democratic Party, was elected President on 9 May with a clear majority. But who is Moon Jae-in and what changes can be expected? His electioncomes at a time of great volatility on the Korean peninsula. North Korea is actively testing and growing its nuclear capabilities prompting a tough response from the Trump administration. China has also adopted a tougher line on sanctions but what will be the position of the new Korean president? How will relations between Korea, Japan and China develop - and with the US and EU? Lately economic growth has been slowing yet Korea, as a G20 member, has one of the best IT records in the world. Will there be any shake up in political or economic affairs?

 

To discuss these and other questions you are invited to a panel discussion from1730-1900 on 18 May in the Press Club, 95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels.

 

Programme

 

1730 Welcome by Fraser Cameron, Director, EU-Asia Centre

 

1740 Panel with

 

Kim Hyoung-zhinAmbassador of the Republic of Korea to the EU

 

Julian Wilson, Head of Division, EEAS

 

Professor Luis Simon, VUB, Brussels

 

1830 Discussion

 

1900 Close

 

Please click HERE to register