Event Report available: Briefing Seminar on the Korean Peninsula

On 6 April 2023, the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) hosted a briefing seminar discussing prevailing questions on the Korean peninsula.

The seminar was chaired by Lin Goethals, EIAS Director. The speaker for the occasion was H.E. Liu Xiaoming, Special Representative of the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the Korean peninsula, who has formerly served as Ambassador of the PRC to North Korea and the United Kingdom. During his speech he first introduced the Chinese perspective on the ongoing conflict on the Korean peninsula. This was followed by a series of questions addressed to him by the chair, after which the floor was opened to questions from the audience. 

In his introductory speech H.E. Liu Xiaoming laid out his vision of the delicate security situation on the Korean peninsula, as well as the steps to follow for its possible resolution with peace talks being in a deadlock. He emphasised the need for greater cooperation between the EU and China, urging to put aside potential Cold War mindsets that prevent beneficial agreements to emerge and consensus to be reached between all stakeholders involved in the conflict.

Date: 6 April 2023
Venue: EIAS – Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, B-1040 Brussels
Time: 16:00 – 17:30


15:30 -16:00 Registration

16:00 – 17:30 Open Discussion on the Korean Peninsula

Chair: Lin GOETHALSDirector, European Institute for Asian Studies

Speaker: Xiaoming LIUSpecial Representative of the Chinese Government on Korean Peninsula Affairs

The Discussion included an Interactive Q&A session with the audience

17:30 Networking Reception

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