Consul General Gheewhan Kim spoke at a forum organized by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) at the Korean Consulate on Thursday, May 5th. The forum, titled "New Dynamics in Northeast Asia: A New North Korea Policy," was attended by 40 young professionals, as a part of the organization's Global Diplomacy Series.
Themes covered in the lecture include North Korea’s 7th Workers’ Party Congress, sanctions against its nuclear and missile ambitions, decline of its regime due to its failed policies, and efforts from the international community to deter North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile developments.
While spotlighting threats from North Korea, Consul General Kim said, "What is essential going forward is to thoroughly enforce bilateral and multilateral sanctions so that North Korea realizes it cannot ensure its own regime unless it abandons its nuclear ambitions."
This event is featured as a part of “A Korea in New York,” as it aligns with the purpose of the initiative by the Korean Consulate.
“A Korea in New York” is our collective slogan for 2016 that encompasses our aims to promote Korean contents to the communities in New York and the surrounding areas. We want to proactively share these elements in a way that best contributes and gives back to our neighboring communities as well as the entire US.
“A Korea in New York” means:
1. Promoting ONE IMAGE of Korea through partnerships.
2. BRINGING KOREA CLOSER to New Yorkers and beyond by vitalizing Korean culture in the United States, facilitating community cooperation, and creating shared values.
3. Sharing an AUTHENTIC, YET CREATIVE Korea, maintaining tradition while embracing new creative fields; creation of a set of best practices to be used and spread globally.