Korea-Central Asia youth summit
Students from five Central Asia countries discussed the issue of the illegal migration and terrorism at the ‘Korea – Central Asia’ Youth summit. The meeting was hosted by the South Korean city of Busan. The students were divided into groups and they discussed two main topics in English.
KIM BO HYUN, STAFF, ASIA EXCHANGE ASSOCIATION:
- The goal of our summit is to allow South Korean and Central Asian students to know each other and also raise the level of awareness about the situation in the region.
The summit organizers chose the most relevant topic as the theme of the debate. Last year, participants discussed the prospects for the revival of the Silk Road and nuclear disarmament. This year, they have decided to discuss about global challenges and threats.
JANG IN TAE, SPOKESPERSON, SUMMIT SECRETARIAT:
- Korea is currently facing issues on refugees. Terrorism could happen at any time. That is why we have chosen these two topics for discussion at the summit.
AYAN KIZABEKOVA, MASTER’S STUDENT, WOOSONG UNIVERSITY:
- South Korean specialists proposed their technologies at the summit. They suggested teaching us on how to prevent the departure of radicalized people from the country or vice versa of terrorists into the country. This is a special biometric system.
Organizers of the youth summit believe that the participants will become leaders in their fields and will help strengthen relationships between Korea and the countries of Central Asia.