SEOUL/HO CHI MINH CITY • Over the past 10 days I had the opportunity to spend considerable time with two Asians of wisdom and experience who once helped to run the world as we know it.
At Yonsei University in Seoul, I spent a morning with Mr Ban Ki-moon, the secretary-general of the United Nations for a decade from January 2007. In Ho Chi Minh City, on the sidelines of the Horasis Asia conference, I buttonholed Mr Supachai Panitchpakdi, who was director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) from September 2002 to September 2005 and then moved to lead the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) for eight years.
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