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Seoul and Berlin to Launch an Advisory Committee on Unification

October 28th, 2014
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News from Berlin - During a meeting held in Seoul, South Korea on Monday the 27th of October, South Korea and the Germany have agreed to launch an Advisory Committee for the unification of the Korean peninsula. The aim of the meeting and this joint decision is to share the experiences of the unification of Berlin after the fall of the wall.

As informed on Monday the 27th October from an official in the Government, the first meeting of this Advisory Committee will be held on October the 31st in Seoul. Seoul and Berlin signed a memorandum of understanding last month in Germany with aim of launching the Committee.

The Committee will bring together experts and diplomats currently in office and those now retired, to consider the policies of unification of Germany and the positions of the neighbouring countries. The two countries have almost determined profiles of the future members among whom will be a high official at ministerial level of the former East Germany.

To attend the first meeting of the Committee, German Foreign Minister Frank - Walter Steinmeier will be in Korea on October the 31st for a two-day visit. Steinmeier is set to meet his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se in Seoul and will travel to Panmunjom, the truce village. "Korea should draw lessons on how Germany convinced neighbouring countries of the unification, including all negotiations leading up to it." the Government official estimated.

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