Jeju Forum to discuss path to Asian trust

A three-day international conference on a wide range of regional and global issues including security, education and environment will begin on Jejudo Island on Wednesday, its organizers said.

Under the main theme of “Towards a New Asia of Trust and Harmony,” the 10th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity is expected to bring together some 4,000 experts, government officials and politicians from some 50 countries.

Among the participants are former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, former Indonesian leader Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.

Li Xiaolin, chair of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark and Seoul’s Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se will also join the forum.

The annual forum consists of nearly 60 sessions to be held under five major categories: peace, prosperity, sustainability, diversity and competitiveness.

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