Rival Korean leaders to meet in historic summit
April 27, 2018 - The historic meeting between Kim Jong-un of North Korea and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the “truce village” of Panmunjom will be just the third summit between the two countries since the Korean War.
Kim’s father, Kim Jong-il, met with two South Korean presidents – Kim Dae-jung in 2000 and Roh Moo-hyun in 2007 – in Pyongyang.
The previous two summits, which focused more broadly on ending conflict and expanding economic exchanges, generated a host of economic and military agreements that resulted in little headway.
The Kim/Moon summit could bring about a formal truce and lay the groundwork for a meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.
Observers say the summit could provide a breakthrough after years of tension.