2018 Inter-Korean Summit Pyeongyang D-1: Latest from Main Press Center

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2018 남북 정상회담 평양 D-1: 동대문 디자인 플라자 메인 프레스센터서 회담 일정 및 의제 공개

Once again our starting point is the summit's main press center, set up over the weekend at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, in Seoul.
That's where all the footage will come from when President Moon Jae-in is in Pyeongyang.
Our Cheongwadae correspondent Hwang Hojun is standing by for us there.
Hojun,.. what can you tell us.

Daniel, the agenda for President Moon Jae-in's summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was revealed this morning.
According to Presidential Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok, who's also heading the preparatory committee for the summit,...
the following topics will be on the table for the two leaders -- improving and developing inter-Korean relations,... mediating and promoting talks between Pyeongyang and Washington on denuclearization,... and finally, reducing military tensions and ending the threat of war.
Interestingly, this will be the first time the denuclearization issue has been discussed between the two leaders as an official part of the summit agenda.
Take a listen.

"Whether an agreement emerges on specific ways to move forward on denuclearization, and whether such an agreement will be put into a document or be announced orally, we can say nothing with any certainty at this point. That's why it's important for the two leaders to hold frank discussions."

This will be the third summit happening in Pyeongyang.
The last one taking place over a decade ago.
There's got to be a lot of excitement among the reporters as well.

You're absolutely right.
The Seoul Media Press Center, set up here at the DDP, is already full of reporters, both from Korea and abroad.
As of 3 pm, a total of 2,690 media personel,.... among them,... 450 journalists from 28 other countries,... have registered to be here. That number will likely go up as more register on-site.
Earlier in the afternoon, South Korea's Prime Minister Lee Nae-yeon also stopped by to check on the facility.
Now, Daniel, it seems like we'd be able to once again hear the oohs and ahhs here at the press center,... just like we did last April,... as the Blue House confirmed certain events during the multi-day summit will also be broadcast live on television to an international audience.
This will, in fact, be the first time that an event held in Pyeongyang has been beamed live into Seoul.
Senior Presidential Press Secretary Yoon Young-chan said during his press briefing, that the first live broadcast will kick off from President Moon's arrival at Seoul Air Base until his plane takes off.
He said he plans to brief the media again at 9 am and 3 pm Korea time tomorrow.
We will continue to bring you detailed updates for our later newscasts.