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Three ambassadors – or maybe four? Korea Update with the Anglo-Korean Society

Following the historic session in the Houses of Parliament last year, the Anglo-Korean Society is doing a follow-up. So far, our men in Pyongyang and Seoul, plus Seoul’s man in London, are confirmed speakers. Who knows whether Ambassador Ja from north of the DMZ will complete the quartet?

H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Choo Kyu Ho
Dr Robert Hawley CBE
Sir Stephen Brown KCVO
Martin Uden
British Ambassador to the Republic of South Korea
Peter Hughes
British Ambassador to the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
Thursday 8th July 2010
Starting at 5.00pm
Committee Room 14, House of Commons

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party

The Two Ambassadors will talk about the work of their Embassies and current issues within the Korean Peninsula, as well as relations with the United Kingdom. Ambassador Hughes will cover the six party talks, human rights issues, the economic situation in the DPRK and bilateral relations. Ambassador Uden will talk about the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, the G20, bilateral relations and the major foreign policy issues of mutual interest – climate change, peacekeeping and aid policy.

This will be followed by a stimulating discussion on the issues raised where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to the Ambassadors.

Martin Uden was appointed British Ambassador in Seoul during February 2008. He has served there twice before, as Second Secretary 1978 to 1981 and then as a Political Counsellor from 1994 to 1997. Martin joined the FCO in 1977, and has served in Bonn, Ottawa and recently as the British Consul General in San Francisco.

Peter Hughes became the British Ambassador in Pyongyang in July 2008. Previously he served as First Secretary (Political/Military) in Kabul 2005-08. He joined the FCO in 1976 and was Head of the Korea Section, Far East & Pacific Department from 1994 to 1998. Also served in Colombo, Sydney & Rome.

Simon Hughes became an MP in 1983. He visited Korea in June 2009 with the UK-Korea Forum for the Future and is greatly interested in the relationship between North & South Korea.

Our guest speaker

H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Choo Kyu Ho

Followed by a Reception at the House of Commons Dining Room A.

Cost Members £20.00
Non-Members £30.00 includes Membership of the AKS for 2010


(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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