Former Vice President Biden, who is influential as the next president of the United States, has as much ties with the past presidents of Korea as he has a long political career.
In particular, the late President Kim Dae-jung made a friendship with him during his exile in the United States, and he was chosen as a leader he usually respects.
Reporter Hong Sun-ki introduces the relationship between former Vice President Biden and the Korean presidents.
The relationship between the late President Kim Dae-jung and former US Vice President Biden dates back to the 1980s.
Former President Kim made a friendship with Senator Biden at the time, who was a supporter of the Jihan Paiza and North Korea engagement policy during the US exile.
Nearly 30 years later, Biden, who visited Korea as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, happily reunited with former South Korean President Kim.
[조 바이든 / 당시 미 상원 외교위원장(지난2001년) : 다시 뵙게 돼서 반갑습니다. 만나서 기분이 좋네요.]
The late President Kim Dae-jung also expressed special gratitude to Biden, a supporter of the Sunshine Policy.
[故 김대중 전 대통령 (지난2001년) : 바이든 위원장께서는 저의 햇볕정책을 일관되게 지지해주시고, 이번 출국 전에도 그런 의사를 표시하면서 한반도 문제 해결에 강한 의욕을 가지고 오신 것을 잘 알고 감사히 생각하고 있습니다.]
It is a famous anecdote that former President Kim changed his tie on the spot with Biden, who showed a good feeling for his tie.
Biden, who considered former President Kim Dae-jung as a respected leader, mourned his death more than anyone else.
Afterwards, I met with former President Lee Myung-bak as vice president of the United States to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
At the time of the Park Geun-hye administration, as Vice President of the United States, he visited the Blue House and built a relationship by having lunch with former President Park, who visited the United States.
During his visit to Korea as Vice President, he visited the War Memorial and the Demilitarized Zone, expressing his sympathy for peace efforts on the Korean Peninsula.
It is noteworthy what kind of relationship he will build with President Moon Jae-in if the election of former Vice President Biden, who has made various ties with our president as much as his long political career, is confirmed.
YTN Hong Seon-ki[[email protected]]is.
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