Cossa, R. (June 8, 2000). "Hope for the two Koreas." The Japan Times.
The three principles of national unification as stated in one of the first proclamations issued by the South and the North indicate that neither country thought in terms of a hasty reunification. The stated principles were: "advancing the reconciliation and unity, exchange and cooperation, and peace and unification of the people" (Korea Times, April 10. 2000). Obviously it would take time to work out these objectives. What appears to be called for is advancement of good relations between North and South Korea with the ultimate goal of reunification. This could best be achieved by a slow process of development rather than the hasty reunification model of Germany.
Cossa, R. (2000). "[A view from abroad] S-N Summit: cause for cautious optimism." The Korea Times, Opinion section.
on, has stated that the model of German unification, in which the economically stronger West Germany quickly absorbed the weaker East Germany "will not work on the Korean peninsula" (Sims, 2000). Park added that "South Korea's economy would not survive the high costs." Park, who was one of the major negotiators behind the historical Summit meeting, contended that a series of measured steps over the coming years would be the best way to "break down the ideological and economic barriers that have divided" the two Koreas for more than half a century. He pointed out that it would take a long time to brea