Joon Kim Dae( President of the Republic of Korea since 1997.)
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Biography Joon Kim Dae
Kim Dae-jung was born on December 3, 1925 in Mokpo. The son of a poor farmer, he was able to get its own excellent education. In 1953 he graduated from the University Konguk "in 1964. - School of Business Administration at Korea National University in Seoul, in 1969. studied economic sciences at Seoul University, Kenkhi ". Political activism future president began in 1954. An outstanding statesman and political figure, widely known throughout the world champion for democracy, Kim Dae-jung from his early years devoted himself to the fight against dictatorships. "The Asian Mandela", as it is called, was twice sentenced to death, twice it makes an attempt, in jail, exile and house arrest, he spent a total of 15 years. "Only the truly magnanimous and strong can forgive and love," - he wrote from his prison cell on death row in November 1980.
Ordeal, which had to cope with Kim Dae-jung, helped him to become a leader, able to lead and lead his camp in the XXI Century. Since the official inauguration as President of the Republic of Korea in 1998, . Kim Dae Jung began a new policy on North Korea - a policy of "solar thermal", . designed to make it a closed state is more open and draw him into closer contact with other countries,
. The new course involves separation of politics from economy and openness to compromise on key issues. In June 2000 in Pyongyang, the historic - the first ever inter-Korean relations meeting of two leaders - Kim Dae-jung and Kim Jong Il.
In addition to political and public activities of the President of South Korea is engaged in science. Kim Dae-jung is the author of numerous books on politics and economics. He won many international awards, prizes and academic titles, among which the title of honorary professor of Moscow State University. Kim Dae-Jung was nominated nine times as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his struggle for democracy and human rights