Bridging a divide

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Bridging a divide

Photo by: PAUL EFLAND

Delegates from North Korea, South Korea and the U.S. reaffirmed a commitment to peace building and reintegration Oct. 20 following four days of Track II talks organized by Han Park (above left), director of the UGA Center for the Study of Global Issues. The event on the UGA campus, which included legislative aides, academics and experts from all three countries, came on the eve of formalized talks between the U.S. and North Korea in Geneva, Switzerland. It culminated in a conference statement in which the three groups agreed to build trust through dialogue and mutual acceptance, to commit to past agreements and to recognize the need for permanent peace among the countries.

To view the full conference statement, go to http://www.globiscenter.org.