The 7th Jeju Forum for Peace and Prosperity reviewed these changes within historic context and highlight the future of Asia. The work of the forum was to pursue peace and common prosperity of the region on the basis of a sense of community. The interdependence and cultural fusion in Asia are surely contribute to the promotion of this sense of community. The issue of common prosperity was addressed and the potentiality of new growth on the basis of Asian entrepreneurship was explored. New growth engines, future of the IT industry, environmental conservation, sustainable management, financial cooperation, official development assistance, welfare expansion, city design, and the role of women are among the forum's topic.

Host: Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, International Peace Foundation, East Asia Foundation, JoongAng Ilbo 
Organizer: Jeju Peace Institute

15:40 ~ 17:00 [4-A] Prospects for the Six-Party Talks and the Future
6자 회담의 전망과 미래
Crystal Hall A
[Jeju Peace Institute (JPI)]

CHOI, Kang (President, International Foreign Affairs & National Security, Korea National Diplomatic Academy)

Main Speaker
LIM, Sung Nam (Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs, MOFAT)

Peter BECK (Korea Representative, The Asia Foundation)
SOEYA, Yoshihide (Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University)
LIU, Ming (Director, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences)

HAN, In Taek (Associate Research Fellow, Jeju Peace Institute)

최강 (국립외교원 외교안보연구소 소장)

임성남 (외교통상부 한반도평화교섭본부장)

피터 벡 (아시아재단 한국대표)
쇼에야 요시히데 (게이오대학교 교수)
리우밍 (상해사회과학원 아태연구부 주임)

North Korean nuclear disarmament is a critical precondition for the peace and stability in the Northeast Asia and in the Korean Peninsula as well. The Six-Party Talks on North Korea’s Nuclear Program are the only meaningful multilateral security regime in Northeast Asia. It is important to notice any changes in the North Korean nuclear programs and diplomatic relationship with the U.S. since the new leadership took over the power in the last year. As long as North Korea maintains its nuclear weapons program, it will be isolated from the rest of the world.
Many specialists predict there will be major changes in the behavioral pattern of the East Asian countries in 2012. The Korean representative of the Six-Party Talks will present his views and the experts from the relevant countries will exchange their ideas on the North Korean nuclear disarmament.

북한의 핵무기 개발을 막고 한반도 비핵화를 실현하는 것은 한반도 평화와 안정뿐만 아니라 동북아지역의 평화와 안정을 위하여 선결 과제입니다. 6자 회담은 동북아 지역에서 진행되는 유일한 다자안보대화라고 할 수 있습니다. 북한의 새 지도부가 대미관계와 핵 문제에 대하여 어떤 입장을 취하게 될 것인지 주목됩니다. 북한이 핵개발을 포기하지 않는다면 북한은 계속 국제사회에서 고립될 수밖에 없을 것입니다. 6자 회담의 진전은 한반도의 미래와 동북아 지역협력에 새로운 장을 열게 될 것입니다. 2012년은 동북아 지역에서 많은 변화가 예상되는 해입니다. 6자 회담에 직접 참여하는 대표의 견해를 듣고 6자 회담에 참여하는 국가의 전문가들이 참여하는 의미 있는 토론이 될 것입니다.