Seoul(September 17, 2018): South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for their third summit on Tuesday in Pyongyang.
Moon will fly to Pyongyang Tuesday morning for the three-day summit with a 52-member delegation, including leaders of political parties and business magnates, as well as major cultural, religious figures and members of civil society.“President Moon is expected to arrive at Pyongyang International Airport at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and be greeted in an official welcoming ceremony. The first summit will be held after a luncheon,” said Im Jong-Seok, Moon’s chief presidential secretary at a briefing in Seoul Monday.
Moon will be the third South Korean president to visit the North Korean capital. Moon’s two predecessors — Presidents Kim Dae-Jung and Roh Moo-hyun — met former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, father of current leader Kim Jong Un, in 2000 and 2007, respectively. Moon and Kim will hold talks on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss ways to advance inter-Korean relations and ease military tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Moon is also tasked with a difficult mission to revive the currently stalled nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang.