2018 Inter-Korean Summit Pyeongyang - agenda press briefing

  • 6 years ago
이번 정상회담의 의제 - 임종석 준비위원장

In about 16 hours time, South Korean President Moon Jae-in will step on a plane and head to Pyeongyang to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. It will be the first time in 11 years that a South Korean leader will step foot in the North Korean capital. It will be another landmark moment in Korean history, but at the same time symbolism won't be enough. Pressure is on President Moon to come back with some sort of progress on inter-Korean relations and North Korea's denuclearization. We'll preview the summit with an expert shortly, but first let's take a look back at what South Korea's summit committee had to say in preparation for the big day.

I will briefly explain the agenda for this summit.

The first thing is to improve the inter-Korean relationship and move it forward. The most important parts of this have already been agreed in the Panmunjom Declaration, which will remain the foundation. The leaders will together assess the current progress on the Panmunjom Declaration, and from that, they will discuss how best to quickly and practically progress it further.

The second item on the agenda is to mediate and accelerate dialogue between North Korea and the U.S. on denuclearization. To build a new peaceful relationship between North Korea and the U.S., we will strive to help restart sincere dialogue as soon as possible and make progress on North Korea's denuclearization and corresponding U.S. measures.

The final item on the agenda is to end military tensions and any danger of war between South and North Korea. We are working towards a comprehensive agreement to lower military tensions and build trust. Efforts will be made to eliminate the possibility of military clashes and create the conditions for a peace process."