Unification is not our present goal. That is a future program.
So for mutual interest, I do want American presence in this region.
American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region.
You know, North Korea situation is far worse than East Germany, and South Korea is weaker than West Germany.
So now we are pushing economic reform, bank reform and enterprise reform. So we can finish that reform this year, in September or October. Then our economy may be much more, you know, normalized.
If America would withdraw from South Korea, there could be a power struggle between such as China and Japan.
So if North Korea continues present isolation, then with such economic difficulties the North Korean government must meet a very serious situation in the future.
There is some sign that North Korea is changing recently. There is ongoing successful negotiation to have a military talk to Pyongyang, which has been stopped for seven years.
So in Asia I want to make – I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries.
So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don’t want to see an immediate collapse of the North Korea regime.