Hanwha Group Chairman Seung Youn Kim and Heritage Foundation’s
Edwin Feulner Hope for Successful PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games
- • The discussion emphasized the importance of the peaceful success of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games
- • Topics discussed include the first anniversary of US President Donald Trump’s inauguration among other current events
[January 29, 2018] Hanwha Group Chairman Seung Youn Kim met with Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., Chairman of the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center,
at THE PLAZA in Seoul on Friday, January 26.
On this occasion, Chairman Kim and Dr. Feulner spoke about recent changes in US economic and foreign policy on the first anniversary of US President Donald Trump’s inauguration. In addition, the two men exchanged their views on inter-Korean relations and the diplomatic efforts needed for South Korea to successfully host the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
“The PyeongChang Winter Olympics is a national event driven by Korean people’s passion. It will be successful, of course, but it will also be an opportunity for meaningful exchange between the two Koreas,” Chairman Kim told Dr. Feulner. "In this regard, Hanwha Group is offering its full-fledged support for the Games' success,” Chairman Kim added.
“The successful and peaceful execution of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics can greatly contribute towards the easing of North-South tensions,” Dr. Feulner replied.
Chairman Kim and Dr. Feulner also exchanged their opinions about recently-announced American trade policies. As a Korean business leader, Chairman Kim expressed his concerns and spoke about how he thought Korea and the US can work together on trade and the economy in order to bring about a mutually beneficial relationship. He also listened to Dr. Feulner present the Trump Administration’s positions on these issues. Dr. Feulner emphasized that 'America First' does not mean 'America Only'. While the Trump administration wants to take care of America first, it does not want the prosperity of America only, but that of other countries around the world as well.
Chairman Kim and Dr. Feulner have known each other for more than 30 years. In that time, they have spoken extensively about issues such as Korea-US relations,
the global economy, and international politics.
Dr. Feulner originally served as President of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative American think tank, from 1973 to 2013 and also served on US President Donald Trump’s transition team. Now chairing the foundation’s Asian Studies Center, Dr. Feulner is considered to be a leading voice in the American conservative movement.