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Korea-China-Japan Forum

1st Meeting
November 26–28, 2003

On November 26–28, 2003, JCIE held the First Korea-China-Japan Forum in Seoul, Korea, in collaboration with the Korea Foundation, the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs, and the Japan Foundation Asia Center. Approximately 37 opinion leaders from China, Korea, and Japan participated in lively discussions on topics such as the political and economic dynamics in each country, the role that each country should play with regard to the security situation on the Korean peninsula, and ways to strengthen exchange among the next generation of leaders in the three countries. The participants also had the opportunity to meet with Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Yoon Young-kwan and Korean Minister of Unification Jeong Se-hyun.

Agenda

Wednesday, November 26

Welcome Reception

Remarks:

• Yoon Young-Kwan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Thursday, November 27

Opening Ceremony

Remarks:

• Lee In-ho, President of the Korea Foundation

• Lu Qiutian, President of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs

• Tadashi Yamamoto, President of the Japan Center for International Exchange

Session I: Current Political and Economic Dynamics in Korea, China, and Japan
Luncheon Meeting

Speaker:

• Jung Se-hyun, Minister of Unification

Session II: The Security Situation on the Korean Peninsula and Major Power Responses

Friday, November 28

Session III: Prospects for Regional Cooperation in Northeast Asia and the Role of Korea, China, and Japan
Concluding Discussion: Enhancing Exchanges among Korea, China, and Japan