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Germany is target of hope of Korean people on national unificationAmbassador Auer of Germany hosts Day of Unification reception

▲German Ambassador Stephan Auer (right, foreground) thanks the guests attending the Unity of Germany reception at his residence.

Ambassador Stephan Auer of Germany in Seoul hosted a reception at his residence in Seongbuk-dong in Seoul on Oct. 7, 2016 to celebrate the Day of German Unity. It rained on and off that evening sufficient to dampen the spirit of anyone from attending the party.
However, if anyone had made such a prediction based on one’s common sense, the idea went far apart from what really took place that night.

▲Guests filled the garden as well as the room inside the building to the brim in spite of the drizzling rain that night.


The entire hallroom and other rooms of the residence were filled to the brim and so was the front garden of the residence building.
Germany is regarded among many Koreans, especially senior citizens, as ‘good teacher’ in terms of achieving peaceful unification of the divided country. Following the end of World War II in 1945, many countries became divided, such as the Korean peninsula, and became one again. However, Germany stands out as a country who achieved reunification through peaceful means in contrast with many other divided countries who failed to do so.
Many distinguished guests from Korean society and the German community in Seoul attended the party.

▲Ambassador Auer (center) flanked by Publisher-Chairman Lee Kyung-sik of The Korea Post and Editor Ms. Linda Youn of the Korean-language newspaper of The Korea Post.

From the Korean society came Rep. Kim Jong-in (former leader of the main opposition Minjoo Party), Rep. Nah Kyung-won of the ruling Saenuri Party and other prominent persons such as former Prime Minister Han Duck-soo and former Minister of FinanceSarong Il. From the media came Chairman Lee Kyung-ski of The Korea Post, publisher of three English and two Korean-language news media organizations.

이경식 기자  edt@koreapost.com

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