The Pan-Yellow Sea into a space for everyone’ prosperity
2020.01.03(금) 14:41:16 | CNnews
The 5th Pan-Yellow Sea Forum
Seek peace, prosperity and co-existence between Korea,
China and Japan
Chungnam held the 5th Pan-Yellow Sea Forum at Lotte Buyeo Resort for two days from October 31 to November 1. The forum hosted by Chungnam and co-sponsored by Korea Peace Forum and the Chungnam Institute was held under the theme of ‘Pan-Yellow Sea, a Space for the Common Prosperity of Humankind.'
The forum was attended by more than 300 people, including Moon Jung-in, Special Advisor to President Moon Jae-in, Fang Kun, councilor for the Chinese minister to Korea, Kim Joon-hyung, chancellor of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy, and many other experts in international relations from Korea, China and Japan. On October 31, the opening ceremony was followed by the keynote speech by Moon Chung-in, special advisor to the president. Then the special session entitled ‘The Peace Process on the Korean Peninsula - Search for the Path toward South-North Cooperation’ discussed potential contributions of Korea, China and Japan while progress is being in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the South-North relations on the back of South-North summit meetings and US-North Korea dialogues to promote peace and prosperity in the region, as well as the roles that Chungnam can play in the cause followed by in-depth discussions about various projects that could play a leading role in South-North Korea cooperation.
The main forum composed of four sessions addressed the following issues: cooperation in the Pan-Yellow Seas region as a historical and cultural community; measures for low birth rate and rapid population aging and enhancement of cross-border employment; cooperation in improving the atmospheric environment between local governments; and cooperation in reducing marine pollution between local governments. The session entitled ‘cooperation in the Pan-Yellow Seas region as a historical and cultural community’ addressed how to resolve conflicts and build a community between the three regional powers, which have a long history of exchange and cooperation against the backdrop of the Pan-Yellow Sea.
The session entitled ‘measures for low birth rate and rapid population aging and enhancement of cross-border employment’ compared the measures taken by the three countries which are faced with serious challenges from low birth rates and rapid population aging, drew implications for one another, and produced ways to enhance mutual cooperation. The session also dealt with the issue of expanding cross-border employment in the region.
The session entitled 'cooperation in improving the atmospheric environment between local governments’ covered the issue of local government-level cooperation in the region facing aggravating air pollution and environmental degradation. The last session entitled ‘cooperation in reducing marine pollution between local governments’ looked into the status of pollution in the West Sea, shared local governments efforts in the three countries to make improvements in the status, and discussed how to bolster their mutual cooperation.
On November 1, the second day, forum attendees were invited to a tour of Buyeo-Baekje Historical Sites, including Baekje Cultural Land, Busosanseong Fortress, and Jeongnimsa Temple Site for an on-site introduction of the traditions and culture that the province has cherished.