Lee says Mongolia is a Good Model for N. Korea

By Park Sae-jin Posted : March 28, 2011, 11:51 Updated : March 28, 2011, 11:51
As South Korean officials and Mogolian officials met Thursday to deepen their relation and corporation between two countries, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak said Friday that Mongolia, along with China, is a good model for North Korea, which should work toward economic reform and market opening.

“I hope that North Korea will go through a process of change like China or Mongolia. Mongolia is a good model,” Lee said in a meeting with visiting Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold, according to Lee‘s spokeswoman Kim Hee-jung.

The Mongolian Prime Minister, Batbold, told Lee,

“I expect peace on the Korean Peninsula. Through exchange with North Korea, we will share our experience on how Mongolia, which lived a difficult life under socialist policy, is developing after reform and market opening.”

South Korean President’s spokeswoman Kim said the president especially asked the Mongolian government to expand support for South Korean firms seeking to participate in the country’s energy and infrastructure development projects as well as the climate change.

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