[Letters] Korea should play mediator’s role in the G-20

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[Letters] Korea should play mediator’s role in the G-20

At the G-20 Summit in Seoul, Korea is projected to mediate the processes of bridging the gaps between rich and poor countries. As an experienced, modernized economic leader through its own course of economic transformation, Korea candidly earns the trust of developing countries particularly on the agenda of framework for strong sustainable and balanced growth, development, food security, environmental issues and energy.

To non-G-20 nations, in particular, Korea’s desire for outreach programs is well respected. As a proven leader in technology, education and infrastructure development, Korea’s advocacy for poverty reduction, eradication of malaria and curbing H.I.V. and AIDS prevalence is much acceptable. Pressing for more technological assistance and development-related aid, food security, sustainable energy and limiting the consequences of climate change add to Korea’s responsibility as the intermediary.

Although expectations are immense, Korea cannot afford to chew more than it can swallow. So we hope that it can balance the interests of both sides in a harmonious way.


Benson Kamary, a Kenyan student at Kosin Graduate School, Busan

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