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Gov't to host int'l forum on Korean reunification

The Unification Ministry said Wednesday it plans to hold a forum next week to win international support for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

The Korea Global Forum 2015 slated for next Tuesday in Seoul will be a venue for some 200 government officials, diplomatic delegations and experts from 10 countries, including the United States, Japan and China, to exchange views on the future of the

Korean Peninsula, the ministry said in a release.

Among the attendees are Sung Kim, the U.S. special representative for North Korea affairs, and Christopher Hill, the former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State.

The forum, which has been held on an annual basis since 2010, "is meant to form and spread the consensus on the international arena for the necessity of the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula."

Following its liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, the Korean Peninsula was divided into the capitalist South and the communist North. The two Koreas are still technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. (Yonhap)