▪ Presidents Moon and Trump visit DMZ
▪ DMZ being transformed into a symbol of peace
▪ History of U.S. presidents visiting DMZ and their messages
Although nothing has been confirmed, the presidential office said it’s ready for all possibilties. That could mean the two-way summit Trump mentioned on Twitter… or a Moon-Kim-Trump summit. There is also the possibility that President Moon might join his American counterpart at the DMZ after their summit meeting this morning. So we might actually see the two leaders strolling the heavily fortified border together today something that was once tried two years ago, but did not happen because of the weather.
He said he was told that Kim „would like to meet“ him and it seems that, „They are in the final stages of working out a very quick meeting.“
The official welcoming dinner came in advance of their formal summit talks the following day, with Trump also scheduled to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which serves as the inter-Korean border. He hopes for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un there but it’s unclear whether Kim will show up.
„We see it as a very interesting suggestion, but we have not received an official proposal in this regard,“ the North’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) cited First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui as saying.
Auf dem sozialen Netzwerk Twitter schrieb Trump am Samstag, er verlasse Japan in Richtung Südkorea. Er würde dort den Vorsitzenden Kim aus Nordkorea an der Grenze/DMZ treffen wollen, sollte er die Nachricht sehen, und dessen Hand schütteln und Hallo sagen wollen.
The Moon Jae-in administration is seeking to send US$8 million worth of humanitarian assistance to the North via international agencies.
„There will be consultations on various issues in the working group session tomorrow. Consultations are expected on the humanitarian aid issue as well,“ Noh Kyu-duk, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a press briefing.
The Koreas‘ defense ministers signed their comprehensive military agreement after the third summit between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang in September.
The agreement also includes disarming the Joint Security Area in the DMZ, conducting a joint project to excavate Korean War remains in a DMZ battle site and setting up ground, air and maritime buffer zones.
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