Special envoy of South Korea: knocking on the door of Pyongyang, we must think positively.

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 Special envoy of South Korea: knocking on the door of Pyongyang, we must think positively.


When the gate slowly opened, Zheng Yirong walked through the front hall, bypassing the column, stopped at the entrance of the hall, bowed and bowed. Waiting in the middle of the hall is Kim Jeong-eun, the supreme leader of the DPRK. Zheng Yirong, 72, was not informed of Kim Jeong-euns delegation to the South Korean presidential envoy on March 5, 2018. At the center of the khalalai hall in the DPRK headquarters, Kim Jeong-eun, standing side by side with Mrs. Li Xuezhu, first extended his right hand to Zheng Yirong, a few meters away, with a smile. Zheng Yirong went up and held it with Kim Jeong-eun, which meant he was the first South Korean high official to meet Kim Jeong-eun as the head of the special envoys delegation. Facing the lens, the two people did not greet each other, but nodded their heads to greet each other. The whole handshake process lasted only a few seconds. However, in order to shake hands for several seconds, the South Korean presidential envoy and the leaders of both sides worked hard for 10 months. Sanctions are also for peace. In his autobiography, Wen Yin had once thought that he could have a crystal ball and let his 90 year old mother look at the way he looked at his home town. He wrote, if the peninsula is unified, the first thing I want to do is to take my mothers hand to accompany her home. Then I might go to North Korea to become a lawyer. When he imagined North Korea in the refugee shelter of Jisi Island, Zheng Yirong, a young man in Seoul, was admitted to Seoul University in an orderly manner. In 1975, he graduated from the Foreign Affairs Department of the Republic of Korea with a graduate of international relations. In 1972, he went to Seoul university to attend the law department of the Qing Hee University, and was arrested in 1975 for organizing the student movement against the Pu Zhengxi military government and was expelled from the school. In the next 30 years, the text of the democratic movement was jailed in Yin, and joined with his political tutor and former Korean President Roh Moo-hyun as a national human rights and labor lawyer. In 1981, Zheng Yirong went to the school of management of the Kennedy government of Harvard University to study the business affairs of the Korean military government and the United States, the European Union and the WTO, and continued to be reused after the democratic government came to power. He was the ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Israel and the ambassador of the United Nations Office in Geneva. After being appointed ambassador to Korea for the first time in 1997 by South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, Zheng Yirong gradually became the star of the Korean diplomatic community. He deepened the bilateral contacts between South Korea and Israel in many fields in the Israeli ambassador, and started the Korean governments aid program for Palestine refugees, and hosted a free trade agreement between South Korea and Chile. After his appointment to Geneva in 2001, Zheng Yirongs diplomatic role was more pluralistic, and also served as the vice president of the ILO management organization, the Special Coordinator of the Geneva disarmament conference and the president of the World Trade Organization Intellectual Property Council. In June 2003, Zheng Yirong was elected chairman of the ILO governing body and became the first Korean head of the organization. In 2007 he also served as co chairman and Secretary General of the International Conference on Asian political parties (ICAAP), responsible for the exchange and cooperation of 340 political parties in 53 countries. He also became the only diplomat of todays Korean government to be the leader of the intergovernmental international organization and as the head of the international organization between the parties. The political intercourse between Wen Yin Yin and the diplomatic elite Zheng Yirong began in 2004, which is the latest time of Wen Yins dream of crystal ball. After the election of Roh Moo-hyun as the president of the Republic of Korea, a political mentor of the democratic movement was elected as the president of the Chong Wa Dae secretaries in Yin to promote the new government to continue to implement the sunshine policy for the tolerance and coexistence of the DPRK. The Secretary, the Secretary of the Chong Wa Dae, who was famous for no other people outside of the job and party no whiskey, quickly transferred Zhao Mingjun, the director of the unified ministry to the work of the Open City Industrial Park, and the director of the north and south talks, and formed the new sunshine policy in the secretarial room. The second north-south summit and the construction of Kaesong industrial park. This year, Zheng Yirong returned to Geneva and returned to China. He never joined the domestic politics and joined the open Kuomintang, which supported President Roh Moo-hyun. At that time, the new party, chaired by Wen Yin, had just been established, and Zheng Yirong was the only senior diplomat. He quickly became chairman of the partys Foreign Affairs Committee and became a member of the open Kuomintang elected in the proportional election. However, the new governments sunshine policy failed to prevent the DPRK from carrying out its first nuclear test in October 2006, and the attitude of Korean society to Roh Moo-hyuns unified policy changed rapidly. As the shadow of Roh Moo-hyun was charged by Congress in the next year, the opposition parties questioned the secret consultation with Pyongyang before a United Nations bill of human rights bill was voted by the son of the defendeer. Wen Yin denied the accusation, but it did not restore the decline. In 2009, Roh Moo-hyuns position was replaced by tough Lee Myung-bak. Zheng Yirongs role in the change of power was not known to the outside world, but when the Kuomintang was reformed as a common Democratic Party and lost 55 seats in the 2008 general election and the whole line was defeated, Zheng Yirong, who lost parliament, chose to continue to serve as the main seat of the foreign affairs Committee of the new party. Since then, Wen has reorganized the common Democratic Party into the Democratic Party in 2011, and the Foreign Affairs Committee is still under the leadership of Zheng Yirong. Wen Yin was defeated in the 2012 presidential election, and Zheng Yirong, who was in his late seventy years, continued to follow the many changing political groups. However, Zheng Yirongs position in Wen Ying Yins government is not the Minister of foreign affairs. When Zheng Yirong was appointed to the national security room, Wen said this arrangement: security and diplomacy are two sides of a coin, and an excellent diplomat is the right leader of the national security team. The foreign affairs of the Korean government is responsible for the foreign affairs department, and the peninsula affairs are under the responsibility of the unified ministry. Wen in Yin has arranged Zheng Yirong to the national security room, which seems to be to bypass the division of labor in the Ministry of foreign affairs, the unification department and the national Intelligence Institute and other related departments, and to harmonize and coordinate the multilateral consultations on the peninsula. South Korean media pointed out: this means that the Wen Yin Yin governments diplomatic and unified policies are diversifying. In March 5, 2018, the special envoy Kim Jeong-eun met in Pyongyang was made up of multi departments. When Kim Jeong-eun shook hands with Zheng Yirong, the head of the Korea National Intelligence Institute Xu Xun and the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of unification, thousand seas, stood behind Zheng Yis solution. They have the same track of growth as Zheng Yirong: they are not politicians elected by parliamentary elections, but senior civil servants who are closely related to the Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun governments. Pyongyang is no stranger to Xu Xun, but he has not visited for many years. For 28 years, he was opposed to political intervention for 28 years. He did not have a clear partisan inclination, but he was praised as the most popular Korean by Kim Jong-il in the period of Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyuns ruling. With the end of the sunshine policy, Xu Xun never had a chance to meet Kim Jong-ils successor until he was used as president of the National National Academy and flew north as Zheng Yirongs deputy. Qian Haicheng was Zheng Yirongs alumni of the University of Seoul, who was in charge of the DPRK summit from the military government period. By the time the unification ministry was established in 1998, he had been a veteran of ten years. After Roh Moo-hyun was president, the thousand Haicheng, the president of the United Department, was transferred to the Chong Wa Dae to become the executive officer of the Secretarys office in charge of unifying affairs in Yin, and a few years later, he jumped to the press spokesman of the unified department. It is worth noting that another senior official from Wen Chung Yin from the unification department to the secretariat was Zhao Mingjun, who became the new minister of unification in 2017. Although the above officials and Wen in Yin have private friendship, but in addition to Zheng Yirong, Wen in the Yin government is mostly a professional civil servant who has no partisan bias at the top of the work, and does not go back and retreat with the Liberal Party group, which is in Yin and Zheng Yirong. During the period of Xu Xuns ruling, Xu Xun was in charge of the national national national court, and the thousand Haicheng was the permanent representative of the north south talks, the two conservative president of Lee Myung-bak and Pu Jinhui, and the head of the north and south talks affairs of the United Department. In May 11, 2017, Xu Xun told the media on the first day of the president of the National Intelligence Institute of South Korea after he was in power in his office that he was looking forward to direct consultations with the DPRK in Pyongyang to promote the North Korean summit talks. On the 20 day of the same month, Zheng Yirong stressed to the media on the first day of the new national security office, that Seoul should first carry out dialogue with Pyongyang. The next day, Zheng Yirong, in a meeting with the head of the party, stressed that in order to ease the situation, we need a dialogue on the peninsula and that all areas can be negotiated on the premise of not damaging the United Nations Framework of sanctions. Yonhap noted that these arguments were the same as Wen Yings sanction is also for peace talks, but it was obscured in Lee Myung-bak and park Geun hye era. Wen Yin and his members of the DPRK policy team were participants of the Kim Dae-jung administrations sunshine policy in 1997. In those days, the Korean government, with its elite and concentrated mind, waited for three years before the north and South heads of State met. This time, in less than a year, Pyongyang opened the door to dialogue with Seoul, and the meeting of the leaders of the United States and the United States made it clear that the agenda was on the agenda. On March 8th, President Trump (right) of the United States met with the visiting South Korean presidential envoy Zheng Yirong in the White House. Graphic / visual China Unlike the Kim Dae-jung era, the comprehensive peace negotiation plan of Wen Yins team has not been unanimously affirmed by the Korean government. In May 22, 2017, Zhengs second party members of the Liberal Party, the leader of the Liberal Party, came forward to introduce the new unification policy. Wen Yin, the most powerful opponent in the election campaign, strongly opposed the DPRK and opposed dialogue with Pyongyang at this stage. Even influenced by the scandal of former party leader Park Geun hye scandal, Hong Jun dipper received 1/4 support from the Korean people in the general election. South Korea can only have an equal dialogue with the DPRK only by developing nuclear weapons. On October 2017, Hongjun dipper visited the United States, told reporters. With the name of South Korea Trump, he tried to lobby the US president to take a more forceful stance in discussing Peninsular affairs with Wen Ying Yins government. In the six months after Wen Yin Yins inauguration, Seoul and the United States have been using tough action to cool down against the olive branches which have been thrown out repeatedly. On one side, North Korea repeatedly launched intercontinental ballistic missiles, and even claimed that the strike range included the United States, while the United States was hard hit. In a speech by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017, Trump called Kim Jeong-eun a rocket man for committing suicide and restarted the nuclear strike warning system during the cold war at the end of the year, and Kim Jeong-eun On the 21 day, he replied that he wanted to punish the mad old man with fire. At the same time, the United Nations Security Council passed the harshest sanctions against the DPRK against the DPRKs launch of intercontinental ballistic missiles, cutting off the export of coal and iron, the main product of the countrys foreign exchange. On the Korean Peninsula, the tendency of mountain rain to come has made a strong support for Xu of the north and South dialogues. (South Korea) can not express regret over the tense situation between the north and the south. And the president of the South Korean President in Yin still insisted on his campaign, I will actively strive for North Korea to take part in the Pingchang Winter Olympic Games held in 2018, through the Pingchang Olympic Games to bridge the differences and contradictions between the two sides. In January 4, 2018, Wen Yin spoke directly to Trump. Chong Wa Dae officials say the leaders of the two countries agreed on the phone to agree no routine military exercises during the Pingchang Winter Olympics in order to ensure the smooth movement of the Winter Olympics. Although the North Korean delegation did not sign signs of competition until December 2017, Seoul did not give up hope. The Organizing Committee of the Pingchang Winter Olympic Games will be flexible in dealing with the unregistered North Korean issue. Ban Ki-moon, chairman of the International Olympic Committee ethics committee after the UN Secretary-General, interviewed China Newsweek in late November 2017, even if the Korean delegation failed to register before the deadline of the organizing committee, the deadline would also extend the Korean athletes to the Korean athletes until they did. To qualify for the competition. The flexible handling mode that breaks the rules and practices runs through the whole process of North Koreas confirmation of its participation in the Winter Olympic Games. When the Korean side volunteered to send a large delegation to the south, Wen Yings team immediately agreed and assumed all the expenses. Originally several people, and later became a delegation of more than 200 people! In the February 23rd congressional inquiry, Hong Jun dipper criticized the Minister of unification Zhao Mingjun. He aimed at the Korean delegations aid plan approved by the Ministry of unification of Korea, amounting to 2 billion 860 million won (about 16 million 810 thousand yuan). Prior to that, South Koreas highest aid to the Korean athletes delegation and cheerleaders was 1 billion 355 million won in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan. Another flexible move by the opposition and the South Korean people is that the government proposed the formation of a joint ice team with the DPRK, a temporary decision that led to the withdrawal of some members of the Korean team. Reuters quoted a senior official from the Korean Hockey Association as saying that South Korean athletes were furious and thought the idea was ridiculous. In addition, the Korean delegations three paths to open the sea, land, land, land and air, the admission of the Korean athletes in different uniforms, Kim Jeong-euns special envoy and the bow, and other details, have also led to the criticism of the loss of national status by the Korean public opinion. Although Wen Yins team has made a lot of controversial efforts, North Koreas participation in the Pingchang Winter Olympic Games has failed to change the pessimistic expectations of the outside world on the peninsula. At the time of the north and South athletes in the peninsula, the New York guest magazine invited a group of international relations experts to conceive of three possible situations in the Korean Peninsula after the Winter Olympics: the status quo, the escalation of the situation, and a major change in the policies of both sides. The report said, experts believe that the last case is the least likely to happen. Experts do have enough reasons to be pessimistic. After arriving in South Korea, vice president Burns, who attended the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, made it clear that the United States will exert the greatest pressure on the DPRK and to carry out the harshest and most radical sanctions during the winter games. Three days later, the Korean special envoy Kim and Mr. and Mrs. Burns appeared at the opening ceremony of the Pingchang Olympic Games at the opening ceremony, the head of the DPRK delegation at the side of the Burns couple, the chairman of the permanent committee of the Korean Supreme Peoples conference, Jin Yongnan, and the Central Committee of the Korean labor party as the supreme leader Kim Jeong-eun of the DPRK. Jin Yuzheng, a deputy minister, laughed and shook hands with Wen in many times, but Burns sat quietly aside. He did not interact with North Korean guests all the time. But North Korea has another way of interacting with Burns. Two days after Burnss most severe sanctions speech, the original plan to celebrate the 70th anniversary parade of the Korean peoples army in April was planned in advance in Kim Il-Sung square, Pyongyang. On the stage, Kim Jeong-eun again called on the Korean peoples army to defeat the imperialists in Washington. This day is February 8th, the day before the opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Pingchang. In public, the United States and the DPRK only consensus is that the two governments will not engage in the Winter Olympic Games. Although the Korean delegation to Korea is large, the DPRK pointed out: we have no intention to meet with the United States. Our delegation goes to Korea only to participate in the Olympic Games. we never beg to negotiate with the United States, and the future will not. American Secretary of state Tillerson also told the media, the Korean delegation went to Korea, just showing us their sports and music, which could not change the situation. However, after the Winter Olympic Games, Zheng Yirong and he talked with the United States officials for many times: during the Winter Olympics, the United States always paid attention to the negotiations between Wen and DPRKs special envoy, and learned the possibility of the dialogue between the north and the United States through the Korean side. Wens reply to the US was commented by the western media as not too hot. The talks between the ROK and the DPRK delegation were carried out in a relaxed atmosphere. Kim and the forward text submitted Kim Jeong-euns letter in Yin, inviting the article to meet with the Korean leaders as soon as possible, and jokingly saying hope to meet in Pyongyang as soon as possible. But a senior South Korean official who participated in the Jin and returning to the conference revealed to the media that the Korean diplomacy carried out by this winter Olympic Games was limited to the sports and cultural fields, and the two sides did not discuss the specific time and location of the North South leaders talks. As for the concerns of the United States, Zheng Yirong also stressed before he flew to Pyongyang in March 5th: I will seek ways to restart the dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington. On the afternoon of March 5th, Kim met with the head of the special envoy of South Korea, Zheng Yirong, in Pyongyang. After shaking hands with Kim Jeong-eun and Li Xue, Zheng Yirong made a quick move towards the gold and the right, and the two people laughed and talked with a smile on the face of Chong Wa Dae. After the greeting, Kim Jeong-eun invited Zheng Yirong and his party into the banquet hall. The two sides held a total of four hours meeting. Three days later, Zheng Yirong spoke to President Trump of the United States to Kim Jeong-euns speech at the banquet. In a report, Yonhap said, if I can see President Trump and talk to him, it will have a huge result. Zheng Yirong said in a public statement that Kim Jeong-eun expressed his eagerness to meet with President Trump as soon as possible. In addition to the first meeting of the US dollar, breakthroughs were made in the talks between the DPRK and the ROK. Kim Jeong-eun told Zheng Yirong that he was willing to go to the peace house side of the Panmunjom to meet Wen in Yin, which was very different from Kim and the Pyongyang see in Pingchang during the Winter Olympic Games. It also meant that after the end of the Korean War, the North Korean leader was finally going to land in the south. South Koreas foreign minister Kang Jing and later said: Kim Jeong-euns willingness to go south for this is a very important event in itself. Another promise Zheng Yirong has received is that before the two party leaders meet, marigon and Chong Wa Dae will open a telephone hotline so that Wen can talk directly with Kim Jeong-eun. Previously, the two sides only set up a low-level direct telephone mechanism during the Jin Dazhonghe and Roh Moo-hyun administration in Korea. In addition, Kim Jeong-eun agreed to suspend missile tests and nuclear tests. According to South Korean media, the North Korean leader told the envoy of South Korea that the test is not to trouble Wen in Yin. According to Zheng Yirongs public statement, the DPRK also proposed that if regional peace is guaranteed and the military forces that threaten North Korea can be evacuated, the DPRK has no reason to maintain nuclear weapons. Kim Jeong-eun also did not ask the US troops to withdraw from the peninsula immediately, or even said that the joint military exercises to understand South Korea and the United States will continue. North Koreas domestic public opinion also spoke highly of the visit of Zheng Yi in the same way as he had previously talked with the ROK and attacked the South Korean puppet government. On the day of Zheng Yirongs departure from Pyongyang in March 6th, the CNA reported the dialogue between the supreme leader and the special envoy in the report. The labor Press reported that Kim Jeong-eun met Zheng Yirong in a rare headline on the front page, and issued a large number of photos. In March 17th, South Korean foreign minister Kang Jing received an exclusive interview with the US media. For Kim Jeong-euns shift, Kang Jing and its strong sanctions have made North Korea lack the means to improve peoples lives, but she also believes that the progress of North Korea in recent years development of nuclear weapons may be the reason why they have worked out a dialogue at this time. Finally, the female foreign minister attributed the transformation of Kim Jeong-euns attitude to an art of diplomacy and negotiation. Were going to think about it. Pyongyang is only Zheng Yirongs first stop as a special envoy for the South Korean President. In March 6th, Zheng Yirong and Xu Xun returned to Seoul to report the outcome of the talks to Wen Yin. In March 8th, the Zheng Yirong rate special envoy flew to Washington to meet President Trump. On the 12 day, Zheng Yirong, who had just returned to South Korea, flew to Beijing by Chinese President Xi Jinping. On the 13 day, Zheng Yirong also flew from Beijing to Moscow to meet with Russian President Putin. President Xi Jinping described the peninsula situation with ice melting and spring blossoms. In March 15th, Zheng Yirong, who returned from Moscow, reviewed the results of cyclone diplomacy in the past half a month at the Inchon airport. In Washington, the president of the United States, Trump, agreed to meet with Kim Jeong-eun for 45 minutes after seeing Zheng Yirong, and the government of China, Russia and Japan all expressed their concern and welcome to the new development of the situation on the peninsula. The details of Zheng Yirongs visit to Washington were disclosed in detail. A senior White House official told the New York Times that until March 8th, the US had not told Zheng Yirong whether he could get the presidents meeting. But when Trump learned that the Korean envoy was meeting with his own men in the west room on the west side of the White House, he volunteered to invite Zheng to his Oval Office. The senior officials said Trump immediately asked Zheng Yirong to tell him directly about his visit to Pyongyang. Zheng Yirong quoted Kim Jeong-euns original saying that the North Korean leader hoped to meet with Trent, and Trump did not hesitate to agree, and asked Zheng Yirong to immediately announce the news to the White House press corps. We were all very surprised that Trump made this decision. Kang Jing said in an interview with the American media. According to the New York Times, after Zheng Yirongs visit to Pyongyang, White House officials were ready to discuss the issue for the first time in the dollar. Mike maester, the national security adviser to the president of the South Korean special envoy, was cautious. He told the New York guest that North Korea may be blackmailing the United States to force us to abandon allies South Korea, which could clear the way for the second Korean War. At the scene of the talks, Zheng Yirong suggested that Trump, who was anxious to make the meeting between the US and the DPRK, be set in the first month after the meeting of the heads of state of the Korean and Korean dynasties, the president of the United States recognized this. Two hours later, Zheng Yirong walked out of the White House and announced to reporters that President Trump will meet Kim Jeong-eun in May to achieve a permanent denuclearization of the peninsula. According to this plan, Wen Yin will first discuss the issue of denuclearization with Kim Jeong-eun. We will not leave this problem to President Trump. Kang Jinghe said, this is not only a problem of the United States, but also a concern of South Korea. However, the American media generally believes that North Korea will not completely abandon its nuclear program, after all, Kim Jeong-eun has been operating for many years and has written nuclear weapons into the Korean constitution. The crisis is that the United States and South Korea will take the comprehensive denuclearization as the only acceptable target, and the DPRK will never accept it. Andre Lankov, a professor of history at Seoul National University, predicted. A South Korean military retired general told the South Korean media: if the three party leaders can not reach a consensus, then we will face a bigger crisis. Stanton, a nuclear safety researcher at the US Foreign Relations Committee, Patricia Kim believes that all parties need a practical and step-by-step plan. First of all, there should be some relatively easy to solve projects, such as North Koreas freeze on nuclear material production and missile research and development, in return for the mitigation of sanctions. Patricia Kim told China News Weekly that there is a need for a timetable that has no objection in Washington and Seoul. Kang Jing and in the interview also pointed out that although the two Koreas have established communication channels, but as of now, we have not made any commitments we are only a dialogue, will not be rewarded. Whether or not we trust Kim Jeong-eun is not our problem. Once you see these actions, you will move forward. In March 17th, Kang Jing and the American media said. Facing reporters questions about the anticipation of the talks, she smiled and said, we need to think better.