torsdag 26. april 2018

From brink of war to hopes of peace: Kim Jong Un heads south for summit

For the first time in over a decade, the leaders of a divided Korea will sit down Friday to negotiate an end to a decades-long rivalry which has threatened at times to plunge the world into nuclear war. In a meeting heavy with history and symbolism, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Peace House on the southern side of the demilitarized zone that divides the two countries.

Three potentially world-changing topics are on the agenda for the meeting -- denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, a peace settlement and the improvement of inter-Korea relations. Around downtown Seoul, the South Korean capital, giant blue posters and billboards display the slogan "Peace, a new start," while others show a unified Korean Peninsula over an image of shaking hands.