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The 2020 East Coast Development Strategy International Symposium

The representant of Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, Dr Bernhard Seliger, participated in the 2020 East Coast Development Strategy International Symposium and presented about ‘Environmental Research in the Tuman River Area’ on September 24, 2020. The symposium’s theme was ‘Vision and Tasks After Covid-19 – Northeast Asia Cooperation Strategies’.

Due to Covid-19 the 2020 East Coast Development Strategy International Symposium, consisting of three presenters and eight panellists, was held virtually. Presenters of the first session were Yanbian University Visiting Professor Hong-jin Jeon, Seoul Venture University Professor Byeong Seob Yoon and the representant of Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) Korea, Dr Bernhard Seliger. Dr Seliger referred to migratory birds’ strongholds and listed important wetland and swamps in Rason, North Korea. He also added that along with the Northeast Asian Environmental Cooperation Plan conducted by the United Nations Asia Pacific and Social Commission, the Hanns Seidel Foundation has been conducting programs for research and education in the environment in this area since 2014. Through presentations and discussions, it was concluded that based on the GTI (Greater Tumen Initiative) Exposition, that has been shifted online in the contactless era, economic benefits should be achieved.  The second session of the symposium discussed the topic of Northeast Asia Cooperation Strategy after Covid-19 and concluded that with a new Fishing Village Deal, smart fish farms could be the solution for the Kangwon Fishing Village.

You can watch the 2020 East Coast Development Strategy International Symposium at the link below (only available in Korean):

Session 1 with Dr Seliger

Session 2