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Briefing notes

High Commissioner to South Korea and Japan

13 June 2003

The High Commissioner departs tomorrow (Saturday) on a six-day mission to South Korea and Japan. He will spend two days in South Korea, where he is scheduled to meet several government officials, including President Roh Moo-hyun, as well as members of the business community. The High Commissioner wants to thank South Korea for its continuing support for UNHCR. In 2002, South Korea provided nearly $2 million to UNHCR in cash and in-kind contributions. Mr. Lubbers travels to Japan on Tuesday, where he will join former High Commissioner Sadako Ogata and Japanese and African officials at an International Symposium on Refugees in Africa on June 19 and 20, World Refugee Day.