Moon: Reconnecting Inter-Korean Railway to Complete Asia-Europe Silk Road 2017-07-12
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Moon: Reconnecting Inter-Korean Railway to Complete Asia-Europe Silk Road

Write : 2017-06-16 15:17:15 Update : 2017-06-16 15:26:55

Moon: Reconnecting Inter-Korean Railway to Complete Asia-Europe Silk Road

Anchor: President Moon Jae-in said that the new land and maritime Silk Road will be completed when the inter-Korean railway is reconnected to link Asia and Europe. At the annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, he also said that South Korea will do what it can to serve as a bridge linking developing and advanced countries.
Our Park Jong-hong has the details.
 
Report: The linking of the severed inter-Korean railway will result in the full completion of the land and maritime Silk Road.
 
That’s according to President Moon Jae-in who was making his congratulatory remarks for the three-day annual meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) on South Korea's Jeju Island.
 
In particular, he expressed his wish that peace on the peninsula will contribute to Asia's peace and integration.
 
[Sound bite: President Moon Jae-in (Korean)]
"In ancient times, the opening of the Silk Road connected the East and the West, opened up new markets leading to exchange in cultures. In the Far Eastern end of the Asian continent lies the Korean Peninsula. It is true that the severed Kyungeui Railway reflects the reality of the peninsula. When this railway is connected again, the new Silk Road will be completed.”
 
President Moon also said infrastructure investment should contribute to sustainable growth.
 
To this end, the president said his country will do what it can and unveiled a plan to boost the ratio of power supplies from clean and renewable energy sources in South Korea to 20 percent of the total amount by 2030.
 
[Sound bite: President Moon Jae-in (Korean)]
"In just half a century, Korea rose from the ashes of war to achieve economic growth and democracy. It has gone from a recipient of post-war aid to a contributor of international aid, a first in the world. Most recently, the people came together to overcome an unprecedented political crisis. Such economic and social experience will be of substantial help to developing countries in Asia.”
 
The second annual meeting was attended by AIIB President Jin Liqun and financial ministers and delegations from 77 countries and international organizations.
 
Representing Korea is the Deputy Prime Minister and Strategy and Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon, along with some two-thousand delegates from the financial and corporate sectors.
Park Jong-hong KBS World Radio News.

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