Park Talks About Reunification in Germany

Reunification was a keyword for President Park Geun-hye during a state visit to Germany this week. Stronger Seoul-Berlin cooperation to achieve Korean reunification was a top issue on the agenda in her talks with German President Joachim Gauck on Wednesday.

Seeking German support for her so-called "trust-building process" on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia, Park discussed how Berlin can share its own unification experiences with Seoul.

She also visited the Brandenburg Gate, a landmark in Berlin, symbolic of German reunification.

Korean hopes to learn from the German experience and seek ways to better prepare for the aftermath also topped Park's agenda when she met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday.

Speaking to German broadcaster ARD, Park said she is open for constructive talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Arirang News / Mar. 27, 2014 11:28 KST