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Friday, March 14, 2014, 15:17
S Korean president to chair reunification panel
By Xinhua

 S Korean president to chair reunification panel
South Korean President Park Geun-hye (center) salutes during the joint commission ceremony of 5,860 new military officers of the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul, on March 6, 2014. (Photo / AFP)

SEOUL - South Korean President Park Geun-hye will chair the first-ever quarterly meeting of the preparatory committee on reunification with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in April, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said on Friday.

The committee, which Park vowed to set up in late February to lay grounds for the reunification, will be launched next month, the Cheong Wa Dae said in a statement.

The committee will be composed of one chairperson, two vice chairmen and around 50 members from ministries and private sectors. The chairperson will be President Park who will nominate vice chairmen and members.

The members will be composed of high-ranking government officials and senior presidential secretaries, including ministers of foreign affairs, defense, unification and economy as well as senior presidential advisors on foreign affairs, defense and unification.

Experts on the reunification in the private sector will also comprise the committee. The regular meeting will be held once per quarter under the chairmanship of President Park, but special meetings can be held if the chairperson and vice chairmen call for it.  

The Cheong Wa Dae said that the committee will prepare for the future reunification with the DPRK systematically through cooperation between public and private sectors, while offering a detailed direction on how to push for the reunification and expanding sympathy for peaceful reunification among the general public

 
 
 
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