Ex-UN Chief Ready for Presidential Race in S. Korea
"I discussed with Prof. Sachs how to solve South Korea's economic crisis," Mr. Ban said at the conference. "Problems of the hard-working young and old South Koreas enraged and discouraged"Prof. Sachs agreed to give advice to Mr. Ban in the forthcoming South Korea's presidential race.In addition Mr. Ban said that nation's current difficulty is due to the current president's inability to communicate with the people, showing his willingness to communicate with its people after his return to the nation.Local political analysts point out that Mr. Ban already contacted South Korea's various political leaders and camps for a "big compromise" while he was in New York.When he returns Mr. Ban will visit his hometown of Eumseong, and Chungju City in North Chungcheong Province to mingle with families, relatives, and local folks on Jan. 14, 2016.
Mr. Ban will also make a pan-national tour, visiting such major cities as Busan, Daegu, and Gwangju to listen to the needs of the local people until Lunar New Year's Holidays.While in the United States Mr. Ban will spend time with his aides to come up with his grand plan to become the next president of South Korea.Sources close to Mr. Ban said that Mr. Ban is expected to present his own "blue print" for the upcoming presidential race when he returns to the nation on Jan. 12, 2017.Upon arrival Mr. Ban will open his office in Mapogu area of Seoul. Recently, Mr. Ban's inner circle members and his close aides contacted local political leaders.Mr. Ban's close aides include former South Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Sook, Mr. Lee Dong-Gwan, chief presidential secretary of ex-President Lee Myung-Bak, and Mr. Gwak-Seung-Joon, Lee's chief secretary for planning.
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