* Date : 2018-08-28
On August 13, an agreement was reached to hold the third inter-Korean summit in September. A variety of issues are likely to be discussed at this latest meeting, which is scheduled to take place in Pyongyang with South Korean President Moon Jae-in traveling north. President Moon, during his commemorative speech on National Liberation Day, claims that the economic benefits of cross-border cooperation will exceed 170 trillion won over the next 30 years, and matters related to the economy are therefore likely to top the agenda at the latest summit. North Korea's denuclearization and the possible signing of a formal peace treaty to end the Korean War will also be discussed, which will necessitate the cooperation of regional powers including the United States, China, Japan and Russia. So how do these big four regional powers view the changing dynamics in inter-Korean relations? Are they in favor of reunification and what do they stand to gain from a united Korean Peninsula? In this week's edition of Foreign Correspondents, we continue our discussion from last week on the topic of Korean unification with our panel of six foreign journalists.
Thomas Maresca, Journalist / USA Today
Brian Padden, Correspondent / Voice of America
Frank Smith, Correspondent / Press TV
Fabian Kretschmer, Journalist / Deutsche Welle
Ueno Mikihiko, Journalist / Tokyo Shimbun
Pham Manh Hung, Journalist / Vietnam News Agency