Courtesy Reuters

AN ANCIENT Korean proverb states: "You can mend with a trowel today what it will take a spade to mend tomorrow." The Republic of Korea, believing in the importance of careful advance preparations for the future, is vitally interested in the current discussion of the proposed Pacific Pact. Even in the midst of her bitter struggle for survival as a nation, Korea regards with deep interest the possibility of a security framework in the Pacific area. Her present goal, of course, is the establishment of a unified, independent and democratic Korea. But she fully realizes that--even after having achieved this

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