D-DAY: Pres. Moon and Kim Jong-un to hold historic inter-Korean summit
Moon arrived at the Joint Security Area of Panmunjom shortly after 9 a.m., about one hour after he left his presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul.
Now, the April 27 summit at the truce village of Panmunjeom or at least in the lead-up to it has emerged as a rebuttal to all of the above or the first real case of self-determination.
2018 남북정상회담 일정 (평화, 새로운 시작)
History and Significance of Inter-Korean Summit : Cross the Line (남북정상회담 역사와 의의, 선을 넘다)
Around this time last year, people were talking about Korea being on the brink of war, but now, in drastic contrast, more hopeful thoughts are emerging of reconciliation. So, considering the rocky path the two Koreas have gone through, it’s easy to understand the hype here at the press center. As of 4pm today, over two-thousand-nine-hundred-and-sixty reporters, from 36 countries had registered to cover Friday’s event.
Yes, the excitement over there is apparent even watching here from the studio. We know from your reporting that the South Korean presidential office has been doing everything it can to make sure that the summit tomorrow goes off without a hitch.
The main press center,.. set up at the KINTEX exhibition hall in Goyang, north of the capital Seoul,… is where all the buzz is happening. Countless reporters and news studios are set up,… all to deliver the unprecedented meeting between the leaders of the two Koreas. And our Lee Ji-won,… covered a lot of ground while in the huge venue. She spoke to some of the reporters and news editors from various media around the world, for their perspective on this historic event.
The main contents from the event will be translated into nine languages including Chinese, Arabic and Spanish.
The historic meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will include an official dinner at the joint security area of Panmunjom, an official from Seoul’s presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Monday.
(18.4.2018) after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s first day visiting President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., the Japanese public is wondering whether their leader, embattled at home by influence-peddling scandals, might return to Japan with the diplomatic equivalent of an “All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt.”
The Catholic Bishops‘ Conference of Korea (CBCK) issued a statement of support for the scheduled April 27 summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader. The two sides are expected to discuss ways to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, establish lasting peace and improve inter-Korean relations.
„There is a growing expectation that an age of new peace will come after the long confrontation and conflict of 65 years,“ the CBCK said.
The slogan signifies the journey that the two Koreas will have to take to achieve global peace by holding their first summit in 11 years, and that the summit will also serve as a guide for summit talks between North Korea and the United States, Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told reporters.
South and North Korean leaders are preparing to hold their talks on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27.