February 02, 2010 11:40
German President Horst Koehler believes the reunification of the two Koreas could come sooner than expected. In an interview with Yonhap News, Koehler said he based his observation upon Germany's experience.
The President, who will be in Seoul this coming Sunday through Wednesday on a state visit, added that South Korea would be able to overcome the political and economic challenges that follow reunification.
He also noted that the country is receiving a lot of attention from the international community as a chair and host country of a G20 summit this year and that it can play a constructive role towards a new global governance.
According to Cheong Wa Dae, Koehler is scheduled to hold a summit with President Lee Myung-bak during his visit next week.
In the interview with Yonhap, Koehler also said that Germany and Korea can expand cooperation in eco-friendly technologies such as developing renewable energies, while adding that the two sides also need to cooperate in culture, education and science to take advantage of their full potential.
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