Prior to the high-level meeting between the leaders of Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea and Unites States of America, an International Forum on Korean Unification is taking place in Ulaanbaatar. The participants highlighted the necessity of connecting development of Korean Peninsula to new era and the deepening of the relations between two Koreas. President of National Strategy Institute of the Republic of Korea Dr. Jin Shin, said that another aim of the meeting is to highlight the historic significance of the 100th year anniversary of Korean Independence Movement which befalls on March 1, 2019.
The organizers said that the meeting in Mongolia, which maintains good relations with both Koreas, intends to highlight Mongolia's role in promoting inter-Korean relations and contribution to regional peace and stability. A Mongolian delegate expressed that the country has been striving to be an active intermediary in Northeast Asian issue. In order to demonstrate its neutrality and nuclear weapon free status through diplomatic activity and to promote greater trust and cooperation in the region, Mongolia is implementing policy and actions such as ‘Ulaanbaatar process’ and ‘Ulaanbaatar dialogue’ and actively cooperating with other states.