“CORD leader Raila Odinga has called on the international community to work towards the reunification of South and North Korea to create one nation,” at a conference in Seoul, Korea this past Thursday October 8, 2015 Standard Digital Reports.
The forum focusing on the role of South Korea in sustainable development was hosted by the Asia-Pacific Peace and Development Servie Alliance and co-convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, UN-HABITAT, Korean Council on Foreign Relations, and the Global Peace Foundation.
Former Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga said “The Republic of Korea needs to embark on building alliances and partnerships with the regional and global community that should end in the reunification of the two Koreas.” He says that Korean reunification “ideally, should never have been difficult” as the two Koreas share common history and culture and have family members that have been seperated by the border. He expressed his support saying “Personally, I stand ready to visit Pyongyang if it can help bridge the divide and help with confidence-building measures.”
HE Odinga urged Korea to “embark on building alliances and partnerships with the regional and global community that should end in the reunification of the two Koreas.” He said both Koreas have much to gain and “Opening economic cooperation with the immediate neighbor to the North, under clearly defined and mutually beneficial rules, will foster a more future-oriented and multi-faceted partnership in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.”
He continued saying “By championing reunification of the Koreas and building a global coalition in this direction, Korea will be making active contributions to the international peace and stability.”