Park Wants Special Committee for Reunification

President Park Geun-hye makes a speech marking her first year in office on Tuesday. President Park Geun-hye makes a speech marking her first year in office on Tuesday.

President Park Geun-hye has proposed setting up a special committee to prepare for Korean reunification. In a televised speech marking her first year in office, Park said she is after "a systematic, constructive direction for reunification" by launching the committee.

"The committee will embrace public opinion by inviting civilian experts and civic groups in the fields of diplomacy, security, economy, society and culture, and map out a blueprint for a unified Korea," she added.

Park explained that Germany prepared for its eventual reunification for many years.

She has recently described reunification as a potential "bonanza" not only for South Korea but neighboring countries as well.

englishnews@chosun.com / Feb. 26, 2014 12:35 KST