World Ch. Schedule : THU 20:00 KST
* Date : 2017-07-11
Korea and the U.S. held summit talks for the first time since the launch of the two administrations. On June 29, President Moon Jae-in and President Donald Trump began their first official schedule with a dinner with a couples' dinner. While President Moon's visit to the White House was an 'official working visit', president Trump called it a 'state visit', showing much honor to President Moon. In addition to the summit meeting, President Moon completed the busy 3-night 5-day schedule, which included a visit to the Battle of Chosin Reservoir monument and the U.S. Congress, and a meeting with group of Korean-Americans, and more. On June 30, Korea and the U.S. stated through a joint declaration, that they agreed to take a step-by-step and comprehensive approach to sanctions and dialogue on the North Korean nuclear issue. There was also controversy over President Trump's statement on the 'renegotiation of the Korea-US FTA', which the two leaders did not agree on. On the other hand, the Korean government has asserted that they have taken the lead in the matter surrounding the Korean peninsula.
On July 4, three days after the conclusion of the Korea-US summit meeting, there was an incident that voided the achievements of the summit. North Korea launched a surprise missile provocation. President Moon Jae-in, who convened the National Security Council shortly after the missile provocation, strongly condemned North Korea's provocations. The U.S. government also stated that they would 'never accept a nuclear North Korea'. And in accordance with a proposal by President Moon, South Korea and the U.S. went into an armed protest against North Korea's missile provocation in the morning of July 5th. In this week's [Foreign Correspondents], we will look at the results of the Korea-U.S. summit talks, as well as the North Korean missile provocation, just after the summit.