Problems of a divided nation were discussed by the South Korean Foreign Minister, Kim Yong-shik, during a visit to the West German capital of Bonn on Thursday (15 February).
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Background: Problems of a divided nation were discussed by the South Korean Foreign Minister, Kim Yong-shik, during a visit to the West German capital of Bonn on Thursday (15 February).
Mr. Kim was visiting the European country at the invitation of West German Foreign Minister Walter Scheel, who earlier spent several days in Korea.
The West German President, Dr. Gustav Heinemann, met Mr. Kim and they discussed difficulties faced by countries such as West Germany and South Korea that are divided politically.
Mr. Kim also had extensive talks with the Minister of Economic Co-operation, Dr. Erhard Eppler, on trade with members of the European Economic Community and ways in which Sough Korea could increase its association with the nine Common Market countries.
With the Minister of the Interior, Herr Egon Franke, Mr. Kim spoke about problems of co-operation between East and West Germany which could be comparable with those occurring between North and South Korea.
Mr. Kim will also visit Britain and the United States.
SYNOPSIS: At the presidential villa in Bonn, the Foreign Minister of South Korea, Mr. Kim Yong-shik, arrives for talks with West Germany's leaders on problems confronting his country as a divided nation. Mr. Kim was visiting West Germany at the invitation of the West German Foreign Minister, Herr Walter Scheel, who had earlier paid a visit to Korea.
The West German President, Doctor Gustav Heinemann, was waiting to greet the South Korean minister and members of his party.
Doctor Heinemann and Mr. Kim spent some time discussing difficulties faced by both their countries which are split by political philosophies. Mr. Kim also talked with Economic Co-operation Minister Dr. Erhard Eppler on increasing trade with European Economic Community countries. Mr. Kim also plans to visit Britain and the United States.