The Rt Hon Raila Odinga accompanied by Kisii Governor H. E James Ongwae met the Chairman of the Global Peace Foundation International Dr Hyun Jin Preston Moon in Seoul, Korea.
Dr Moon founded the Global Peace Foundation International in 2009 steering it to become a vibrant international movement with representation in 19 countries (including Kenya) in all continents across the world advocating for good international relations for development and peace.
The son of the late spiritual leader Reverend Syun Moon, Dr Moon has a vision for the Unification of North and South Korea, a subject he has written about gaining significant international recognition while doing so. The Rt Hon Raila Odinga first hosted him in Kenya in 2008 as Prime Minister from where the friendship blossomed giving rise to strong cooperation on international issues.
The ODM Party Leader reiterated his support for the One Korea vision citing his experience while studying in a divided Germany before its eventual reunification to become one of the world’s leading nations. Raila Odinga believes that a unified Korea will be a boon for the developing world due to its “hangukinron” ideology of assisting mankind being its own reward.
The Kisii Governor on his part put forward the potential of his County as a hub for agribusiness seeking partnerships in terms of value addition in agricultural practices, infrastructure, water and sanitation and healthcare. Dr Moon expressed his willingness to join hands with Kisii with a view to investing in the aforementioned sectors.
The Kenyan delegation later presented their Korean counterparts with gifts; signed copies of the Flame of Freedom, Kisii soapstone curio art and Kisii arabica coffee.