Day-2 of inter-Korean summit in Pyeongyang: Will leaders come out with answers?

  • 6 years ago
We are waking up to day two of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit Pyeongyang--
The third encounter between the leaders of the Koreas was not as dramatic as many had anticipated,... but we did get a few unusual sightings from their latest reunion.
We have our correspondent Shin Se-min coming to us live from the Main Press Center.
Se-min-- your takeaway from day one of the summit.

A-ram-- it sure was a full first day in Pyeongyang.
President Moon Jae-in spent most of his day with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un on day one.
In fact, they were together the whole time except the luncheon-- which they had separately.
Let me go over some of the key moments that were caught on camera.
From that warm welcome by the leader Kim-- with a tight hug,... the motorcade through the streets of Pyeongyang,... the moment when the leaders received a standing ovation at the grand theatre after the welcoming ceremony,... to separate moments saved for the first ladies-- all of these series of events are an indication that the talks between the two is once again,.... getting off to a good start.
And of course,.... keeping that positive mood may be important-- especially at a time when President Moon is on a mission to save the recently stalled nuclear talks.

Right indeed. The first day seems to have gone smoothly,... but more important details are to come out from today's meeting scheduled this morning. Tell us more.

Yes. If we were to rate,... today would be the biggest day of the three-- in terms of fleshing out concrete agreements and related measures on denuclearization.
The leaders held the first round of their talks yesterday,... and another session will take place today,... precisely at 10:30 this morning-- after a photo-op and a friendly get-together,... which will be beamed live around the world.
An announcement is due at the conclusion of that meeting-- and the presidential office also hinted that there may be a joint presser following that announcement-- so we'll keep you posted on that.
But A-ram,... just looking at this morning,... their schedule looks like a run-on from the get-go with no breaks,... indicating that the leaders are getting right down to business this time,... also leading many to wonder that perhaps they've already made some progress in perhaps having reached an agreement.
Keep in mind,... that President Moon needs something out of today,... as he will be leaving again to New York for the UN General Assembly-- in which the president is set to hold talks with his U.S. counterpart on the sidelines.