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Minister thanks Korea for sharing poverty alleviation tips

Leaders of Saemaul Undong and the Korean Government have been acknowledged for their willingness to share the Saemaul Undong development model. Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou while addressing the High-Level Roundtable Meeting of the Global Saemaul Leadership Forum this week in Pyeongchang, Korea, said that developing countries, especially in the Pacific islands, […]

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October 22, 2016 11:30 am

Leaders of Saemaul Undong and the Korean Government have been acknowledged for their willingness to share the Saemaul Undong development model.

Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou (3rd from left) at the Saemaul Undong Leadership Forum with other delegation leaders.
Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou (3rd from left) at the Saemaul Undong Leadership Forum with other delegation leaders.

Minister for Youth and Sports Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou while addressing the High-Level Roundtable Meeting of the Global Saemaul Leadership Forum this week in Pyeongchang, Korea, said that developing countries, especially in the Pacific islands, would greatly benefit from Korea’s development model, Saemaul Undong.

“Developing countries in the Pacific Islands like Fiji owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the Republic of Korea and the Saemaul Undong for your willingness to share the knowledge of alleviating poverty and fostering development from the rural setting onwards.

“It sets the platform for our development agenda as we try our utmost best to address social and economic issues to achieve greater food security and counteract the inevitable rural-urban drift,” said Hon. Tuitubou.

Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou  with Fijian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Filimone Kau , Senior Youth Officer Akuila Sovanivalu and Principal Youth Office Jone Soko at the Forum.
Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou with Fijian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Filimone Kau , Senior Youth Officer Akuila Sovanivalu and Principal Youth Office Jone Soko at the Forum.

The Minister stated that the Saemaul Undong model if applied widely would affect positive change.

“If implemented strenuously and extensively in developing countries, we, as a global village, will take a step closer to achieving financial stability and altogether alleviating poverty, Korea has proven it through Saemaul Undong as you underwent a process of reconstructing your country, and now you are a world leader in agriculture and other industries including information technology,” Minister Tuitubou said.

“With that, all countries can access this blueprint for success which, with the help of the Korean Government and the Saemaul Undong, can be adapted to meet the needs of each unique nation.”

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