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Reserve List

I. Governmental/Track I Meetings

  1. Russia-Japan Summit Meeting
  2. Japan-PRC Summit

II. Nongovernmental Meetings

  1. CFR-Seoul Forum
  2. Problems of Security and Progress
  3. Asia in Transition: Beyond the Miracle
  4. Taiwan in the Asia-Pacific Region
  5. 3rd Franco-Korean Forum
  6. "Recovery from Financial Crisis: Macroeconomic Policy Alternatives for Socially Equitable Growth" Seminar
  7. South Asia: How Can Greater Economic and Other Cooperation be Achieved
  8. ROK-US Marine Forum
  9. ROK-Japan Forum
  10. Meeting with the Seoul Forum

I. Governmental/Track I Meetings

  1. Russia-Japan Summit Meeting. Tokyo, April. Held at the seaside resort of Kawana. Attended by Russian president Boris Yeltsin and Japanese PM Ryutaro Hashimoto. Topics discussed include cooperation between the two nations on large scale projects, including upgrading the Trans-Siberian rail-road, gas pipeline construction, and oil projects. Another key issue addressed was the Kuril Islands dispute. (As noted in the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network Special Report on April 15, 1998. Contact: Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, fax: 1-510-204-9298, e-mail: nautilus@nautilus.org, website: http://www.nautilus.org/)
  2. Japan-PRC Summit. Tokyo, November. Attended by PRC President Jiang Zemin and Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi. Issues discussed included military ties between Japan and the US, the Taiwan Straits area, and Japan's WWII atrocities. (As Noted in the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network Special Report on November 24, 1998. Contact: Nautilus Institute for Security and sustainable Development, fax: 1-510-204-9298, e-mail: nautilus@naurilus.org, website http://www.nautilus.org/)

II. Nongovernmental Meetings

  1. CFR-Seoul Forum. Seoul, April. Organized by Seoul Forum and the Council on Foreign Relations. Attended by US experts on Korea. The discussions were focused on the future of the DPRK, ROK responses to the DPRK's options on its future, and policy coordination between the ROK and the US on the DPRK. Contact: CRF, fax: 1-212-249-2011
  2. Problems of Security and Progress. Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 15. Organized by the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies (Uzbekistan). The main theme was the problems of security and progress on the threshold of the twenty-first century, including regional aspects. Contact: Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies, fax: 3712-406-565.
  3. Asia in Transition: Beyond the Miracle. Kuala Lumpur, May 28-31. Organized by the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) and University Putra Malaysia, with the support of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Attended by over 200 students from 40 universities, including Harvard University, Oxford University, Tokyo University, and the National University of Singapore. 15 nations were represented, including Brunei, Canada, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, UK, US, Vietnam. Topics discussed included economic policy and globalization, regional security and the role of ASEAN, the impact of the Asian economic crisis, economic development, confidence building in ASEAN, and economic liberalization. Contact: Ahmad Zaki Zahid, HPAIR, fax: 603-948-3745, e-mail: hcoc@hotmail.com
  4. Taiwan in the Asia-Pacific Region. Paris, June 22. Organized by IFRI/INPR (Institute for National Policy Research--Taipei). Funded by IFRI. About 40 participants from Taiwan and France. Participants were from academic, political and business circles. Issues discussed were The dynamics of the Washington-Beijing-Taipei relations; East-Asian financial crisis; the Performance of Taiwan, Hong Kong and the PRC; Regional security and political implications of the East-Asian financial crisis; Regional and inter-regional co-operation; the role of Taiwan. Contact: Dr. François Godement and Regine Serra, IFRI, fax: 33-1-40-61-6060, e-mail: serra@ifri.org
  5. 3rd Franco-Korean Forum. Seoul, June 25-26. Organized by IFRI/The Korea Foundation. Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. About 60 participants from Korea and France, coming from political, business and academic circles. Main agenda items were Economy and Trade; Society and Culture; Foreign and domestic policy; Security issues. Contact: Dr. François Godement and Regine Serra, IFRI, Dr. Park Kyoun-Chul (Korean Foundation), fax: 33-1-40-61-6060, e-mail: serra@ifri.org
  6. "Recovery from Financial Crisis: Macroeconomic Policy Alternatives for Socially Equitable Growth" Seminar. Ottawa, September 29. Organized by the North-South Institute. Topics included policy alternatives to foster stabilization and growth, with perspectives on the issue provided by South Africa's Minister of Finance and Chief Economist for the World Bank. Contact: Naomi Harrison, North-South Institute, fax: 613-241-7435, e-mail: nharriso@nsi-ins.ca, website: http://www.nsi-ins.ca/index.html
  7. South Asia: How Can Greater Economic and Other Cooperation be Achieved. Wilton Park, October 4-7. Organized by the Wilton Park Conference Centre. Some of the questions addressed included: Can the countries of South Asia cooperate better to maintain peace, achieve sustainable development and poverty alleviation, protect the environment, and increase trade and political links? How can progress be made on intra-regional communications, child labour, the role of women and respect for human rights? What are the prospects and challenges for the future in the light of nuclear proliferation in the region?. Contact: Fiona Fung, Wilton Park Conferences, fax: +44-1903-815931, E-mail: admin@wiltonpark.org.uk
  8. ROK-US Marine Forum. Seoul, October 22-23. Organized by the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) and the University of Rhode Island (URI). Attended by scholars and researchers from the ROK and the US. The issues discussed included boundary disputes in northeast Asia.
  9. ROK-Japan Forum. Chiba, Japan, October 26-29. Sponsored by the Korea Foundation and the Japan Center for International Exchange. Attended by politicians, scholars, businessmen, and journalists from Japan and the ROK. Japan was represented by former Vice Foreign Minister, Hisashi Owada. The Korean delegation was led by former Foreign Minister, Choi Kwang Soo. The main theme was the action plan for the new ROK-Japan Partnership for the 21st century. (As noted in the Northeast Asia Peace and Security Network Special Report on October 23, 1998. Contact: Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development, fax: 1-510-204-9298, e-mail: nautilus@naurilus.org, website: http://www.nautilus.org/)
  10. Meeting with the Seoul Forum. Paris, November 16. Organized by IFRI and the Seoul Forum. Funded by IFRI and the Ministry of Defense. 30 participants from Korea and France, with Korean representatives from the political and academic circles, and French represetative from academic, political and business circles. Main agenda items were The Korean peninsula and its international implications; Evoluation of the Asian financial crisis and its impact. Contact: Dr. François Godement and Regine Serra, IFRI, fax: 33-1-40-61-6060, e-mail: serra@ifri.org