Lim Jong-seok “If the time doesn’t seem right, we should plow the field for our juniors” Prediction of not running for president


Lim Jong-seok, chairman of the Inter-Korean Economic and Cultural Cooperation Foundation, delivers a keynote speech at the ‘Restarting the Implementation of the Inter-Korean Agreement’ hosted by the National Council for Inter-Korean Exchanges and Cooperation and the Inter-Korean Economic and Cultural Cooperation Foundation held at the International Conference Center of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 21st. 2021.6.21/News1 © News1
On the 21st, Lim Jong-seok, chairman of the Inter-Korean Economic and Cultural Cooperation Foundation, who had been mentioned as the presidential candidate for the passport, said, “For me, the issue of inter-Korean peace and prosperity is a matter of fate. I’m looking for what I can do best,” he said, suggesting that he would not run for president.

Chairman Lim met with reporters after the ‘Restarting the Implementation of the Inter-Korean Agreement’ held at the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jung-gu, Seoul on the morning of the same day and said, “The remaining period of the Moon Jae-in administration will lead to meaningful progress in inter-Korean issues, and new solutions will emerge in dialogue between North Korea and the United States. It is not a short time to I plan to do my best during this period.”

Chairman Lim said, “I hope that from now until fall, we will secure a new momentum for the inter-Korean agreement so that (inter-Korean) dialogue will resume within the Moon administration and the contents of the agreement between the South and the North will make progress. However, it is expected that the concrete image of what it would be like to resolve the issue through dialogue and diplomacy between North Korea and the United States will be revealed.”

He continued, “As scheduled, I am working hard on what I think is most important and what I can do best.” He emphasized again and again, “As a politician, I step forward when the time is right, wait when the time is not right, and if the time does not seem to come, I am working hard on the fields for my juniors. Aren’t you going?” he said. Chairman Lim declined to comment on the question of generational change within the Democratic Party, the theory of postponement of the presidential election, and questions related to the opposition leader. (Seoul=News 1)

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