Moon says inter-Korean summit in June is physically possible

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문 대통령, "6월 남북정상회담 물리적으로 가능,... 대북제재 해제 위해 비핵화 실질적 진전 있어야"

President Moon Jae-in reiterated another summit with his North Korean counterpart should be possible in June.
He also mentioned that to truly improve ties,... the sanctions on Pyeongyang will need to go away.
Park Hee-jun has our top story.
President Moon Jae-in says all that needs to happen for there to be a fourth inter-Korean summit by the end of this month... is for North Korea's Kim Jong-un to agree to one.
"The two Koreas have held summits in the past with only a short period of negotiation, so physically it's not impossible. Whether or not Chairman Kim decides to do that depends on him."
His call for a resumption of talks with the North,... came during a joint presser with the Prime Minister of Norway after their own bilateral summit.
President Moon reiterated that the timing, location and the formality of the summit with Kim Jong-un does not matter at all.
And he revisited the idea of economic sanctions relief in exchange for corresponding steps toward denuclearization .
"For the relationship of the two Koreas to properly improve, ties should extend to multiple forms of economic cooperation, including the Gaeseong joint industrial complex."
And for that,… international sanctions on Pyeongyang would have to be lifted,... which can only happen when the North makes practical progress towards denuclearization.
The president also spoke of Kim Jong-un’s letter to the American President,… which the South Korean leader had said he had been briefed on by Trump himself. In it,… President Moon said there's an interesting point in it that President Trump has not yet mentioned.
On the inter-Korean peace process, President Moon and Norwegian Prime Minister agreed... that they're working together to achieve the Korean Peninsula's complete denuclearization.
"President Moon will end his trip to Norway in Bergen. He will see firsthand the countries' strong bilateral cooperation in the form of a Norwegian Navy logistics and support ship built by Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.
The South Korean leader will then head to Swedenthe last stop of his three nation trip to Northern Europe.
Shin Se-min, Arirang News, Oslo."