Members

The Asia-Pacific Leadership Network for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (APLN) has over one hundred members from eighteen countries across Asia and the Pacific, consisting of former political, diplomatic and military leaders, senior government officials, and scholars and opinion leaders. APLN aims to inform and energize public opinion, especially high-level policymakers, to take seriously the very real threats posed by nuclear weapons, and to do everything possible to achieve a world in which they are contained, diminished and eventually eliminated.

SONG Min-soon

SONG Min-soon

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Song Min-soon is the former President of the University of North Korean Studies and chair professor at Kyungnam University. He was head of Korean Delegation to the Six Party Talks in 2005.

Song Min-Soon is the former President of the University of North Korean Studies and chair professor at Kyungnam University where he taught diplomacy, trade, reunification and security. He previously served as minister of foreign affairs and trade and as national security adviser under President Roh Moo Hyun’s administration. Song headed the Korean delegation to the Six Party Talks in 2005 when the September 19 Joint Statement for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was adopted. He is a former member of the National Assembly where he served on the Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee.