Third inter-Korean summit: This is what happened

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in meet again with expectations, commitments and hope for a lasting peace between these two nations

Third inter-Korean summit: This is what happened

Yesterday, the third inter-Korean summit was held in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital. The president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, landed in the north of the peninsula accompanied by 110 people between delegates and staff members.

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The president arrived with hope of peace and the intention to reactivate the negotiations on the denuclearization of North Korea, besides continuing to improve ties between the two nations that are at war 65 years ago.

Once gathered, the presidents of the two Koreas signed a joint declaration committing themselves to a cessation of enmities and affirming their commitment to eliminate nuclear weapons, thus calling for real progress as soon as possible.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offered to dismantle another facility where he produces fuel for atomic bombs and allow inspectors to enter to check the dismantling.

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In addition, the North Korean leader affirmed that the closure of the Yongbyon nuclear complex could take place if the United States adopts consequential measures. According to President Moon, North Korea accepted the permanent closure of the area set up for missile tests in Tongchang-ri or Sohae in the presence of experts from the countries that have been affected.

The UN Security Council has sanctioned North Korea several times for its nuclear, ballistic and numerous launches from those facilities. It has also fired shots from other places, such as the Pyongyang airport where the South Korean president landed.

The South Korean leader indicated that Kim's visit to the south could take place this year as soon as particular circumstances do not prevent it. If this were to happen, it would be the first time that a North Korean leader visited the South Korean capital since 1950, the North and South would reactivate projects and cooperation together. Kim wants to benefit from the economic power of Moon, while Moon wants the peninsula to be far from an inter-Korean conflict.

LatinAmerican Post | Ana María Aray
Translated from “¿Qué pasó en la tercera cumbre intercoreana? ¡Conócelo aquí!”

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