Korea: Update of the Security and Economic Situation

14 November 2008 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Speaker: Ambassador Chun Yung-woo, Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Chair: Dr Jim Hoare, Chargé d'Affaires, British Embassy in Pyongyang, DPRK (2001-2003)



Ambassador Chun has had a long and distinguished career in the Republic of Korea's foreign ministry, most recently as the government's representative to the critical Six Party Talks dealing with the North Korean nuclear crisis.

This talk is likely to prove wide-ranging, covering contemporary developments both in the economic and security field. The ambassador has generously agreed to participate in a comprehensive question and answer session with the participants at the seminar. This meeting is a rare opportunity to hear the views of a senior and influential South Korean government official.

There will be a lunch served at 12pm at a cost of £10.

To enable as open a discussion as possible the talk and the question and answer session will be held under the Chatham House Rule.