Pyongyang, South Korean President Moon
Jae-in began his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
today with possibly his hardest mission to date � brokering some kind
of compromise to keep North Korea’s talks with Washington from
imploding and pushing ahead with his own plans to expand economic
cooperation and bring a stable peace to the Korean Peninsula.
Hours after his arrival, Moon began an official summit with Kim
at the ruling Workers’ Party headquarters. The two sides were joined
by two of their top deputies.
At the start of their meeting, Kim thanked Moon for brokering a
June summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Moon responded by expressing his own thanks to Kim for
making a bold decision in a New Year’s speech to open a new era of
detente and send a delegation to the South Korean Winter Olympics in
The results of the talks were not immediately available. Seoul
officials earlier said they would focus on how to achieve
denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, decrease military tensions
along their border and improve overall ties. The North’s media said the
talks would reaffirm their commitment to Korean peace, unity and
The two are to meet again tomorrow (Wednesday), the
Associated Press (AP) news reported.
Source: Oman News Agency