Print logo

Lessons for Korea & Developments in North Korea

On June 9, Dr. Bernhard Seliger, the representative of Hanns Seidel Foundation Korea, gave a lecture to international students at Hallym University of Graduate Studies on the ’30 Years of German Unification-Lessons for Korea and Actual Developments in North Korea.’

In the online lecture, Dr. Seliger went over the lessons learned from the German reunification in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of German reunification, while analyzing what could be applied for peace on the Korean Peninsula and explaining North Korea’s current situation and development status. In particular, Dr.Selliger emphasized that Germany’s two-country policy in the past created active exchanges and became the basis for reunification when the government recognized East and West Germany as two separate countries. He also explained that North Korea is preparing for the ‘arduous march’ due to the COVID-19 crisis and the limitations of its ‘frontal breakthrough’ on sanctions. After the lecture, questions from students at Hallym University of Graduate Studies about inter-Korean relations, Korean-German relations, and past German unification and reunification followed.