* Date : 2018-09-16
"Let's meet again in fall," said President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong-un after their first summit meeting on April 27, 2018. Their genuine wish is about to come true; the two leaders are scheduled to meet for their third summit from September 18 to 20, this time in Pyeongyang.
The tone of the inter-Korean relationship changed rapidly this year. The First Moon-Kim Summit, also the first inter-Korean summit in 11 years, marked a historic first step toward reconciliation. Then the surprise Second Moon-Kim Summit on May 26 showed how the two Koreas could come together to achieve a shared goal, resulting in the landmark Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore in which Chairman Kim pledged to "work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula."
The third summit has been organized amid deadlock on denuclearization talks between Pyeongyang and Washington. Therefore, expectations are high that this summit will help break the deadlock and steer the two Koreas toward lasting peace.
On Arirang Special "The Outlook for 3 Days in Pyeongyang," we discuss the significance and potential achievements of the three-day summit in Pyeongyang with two Korean experts - Professor Kim Jae-chun, Professor Kim Hyun-wook – in the studio and five experts from the U.S. and China – Mr. Evans Revere, Mr. Robert Einhorn, Professor Andrew Yeo, Director Jean Lee, and Dr. Zhao - via Skype and over the phone, for peace and a new future of the Korean peninsula.