Hanwha Group Chairman Meets with
Leading US Expert on Asia to Discuss Global Socioeconomic Issues

  • Hanwha Group Chairman, Seung Youn Kim and the Chairman of the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center, Dr. Edwin J. Feulner Jr. meet and discuss Korea-US relations
  • The two leaders hope that strong Korea-US relations will continue to drive progress in inter-Korea negotiations
Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., Chairman of the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center (left) and Seung Youn Kim, Chairman of Hanwha Group (right)

Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., Chairman of the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center (left)
and Seung Youn Kim, Chairman of Hanwha Group (right)

[October 31, 2018] Hanwha Group Chairman Seung Youn Kim recently met with the Chairman of the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center, Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., over dinner at THE PLAZA hotel in Seoul, Korea. The two men spoke in depth for over two hours on various global socioeconomic issues, including citizen diplomacy, Korea-US relations, and inter-Korea relations.

“The strong Korea-US alliance was key to bringing North Korea to the international negotiating table,” said Chairman Kim. Chairman Kim urged Dr. Feulner to continue leveraging his extensive experience and personal network to help bring lasting peace to the Korean Peninsula.

“The alliance between our two countries has been a cornerstone in successful negotiations with the North,” said Dr. Feulner and added, “It is important that Korea and the US continue to maintain close cooperation.”

Chairman Kim, the leader of one of the largest companies in Korea, and Dr. Feulner found common ground on how promoting trade and business development between Korea and the US would be mutually beneficial to both nations.

From 1973 to 2013, Dr. Feulner served as President of the Heritage Foundation, a leading conservative American think tank. He also served on US President Donald Trump’s transition team. Dr. Feulner now chairs the Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center and is a highly respected voice in the American conservative movement.

Dr. Feulner is also regarded as a leading expert on Asia and is well-versed in Korean politics, economics, and society.

Chairman Kim and Dr. Feulner have known each other for 30 years. Whenever they meet, they extensively discuss issues that include Korea-US relations, the global economy, and international politics.

In 2011, the Heritage Foundation named the second-floor conference center at the Heritage Building in Washington DC the Kim Seung Youn Conference Center in recognition of Chairman Kim’s support for non-governmental exchanges between South Korea and the US.

Hanwha Group

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