SENIOR EXECUTIVE INTELLIGENCE BRIEF

Created: 6/17/2000

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from President Kim Dae Jung's speech delivered on0 when he arrived In Seoul after the summit

*We live no longer in an imperialist era in which tho four superpowers rule over us, but in an era in which we can utilize them by standing at the center, as they have become our markets."

aised Hie issue of the US forces and the National Security Law with Chairman Kim Chong-il. The dialogue was most rewarding.-

"Our confederation proposal Is for tho North and (ho South to leave the framework of two systems and two governments intact and form councils and summitnirastertal-level cabinet councilarliamentary council to gradually solve an the proWoms."

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Polls taken after the summit show almostercent of South Korean respondents say they are willing to pay higher taxes to aid the North, in contrast to late last year, whenercent said they supported aid to the North but with no mention of increased taxes. More thanercent of respondents now say unification is possible withinears.

Regional Reaction to Summit

puuuciy supports iNorm-aoom dialogue, it sees its aid card as key to resolving tbe North's alleged abductions of Japanese citizens and curbing the Norm's missile program-

China may take credit for helping toavorable summit, especially in view of North Korean leader Kim Chong-il's landmark visit to China two weeks before, Beijing willote in discussions on the future of tbe Pcrunsula and will guard against Pyongyang's becoming overly influenced by Seoul and the Westl-

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Losynkov this week told journalists tbat Moscow welcomed the results of the Korean summit but cautioned the agreements were general in nature. He added that Russia was ready to contributeettlement on the Peninsula, including paitidpating in possible six-way talks.

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