American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region.
And also, we are providing, you know, a nuclear power plant in the north, two light water systems, so some 4 or 5 billion dollars we are providing to meet with North Korean requests on the condition North Korea will not produce a nuclear weapon.
If America would withdraw from South Korea, there could be a power struggle between such as China and Japan.
So if North Korea continues present isolation, then with such economic difficulties the North Korean government must meet a very serious situation in the future.
To realize peace on the Korean peninsula, and to develop exchange, cooperation between both Koreas, they are the, you know, immediate target of our government.
But such IMF pressure is very much helpful for me to push such a, you know, reform. So in this sense I think IMF is very much helpful for alien society.
So in Asia I want to make - I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries.
So South Korean ability is very much limited to handle North Korean, you know, difficulties. So we don't want to see an immediate collapse of the North Korea regime.
So moderate is insisting that North Korea should open door to outside.
Well, that is very imperative to let North Korea open door to outside.
I think a major cause of present Asian economic difficulties that mainly come from, you know, lack of market economy.