And to tell us more about what we can expect from the three-day event and how it will help to promote President Moon Jae-in's 'New Southern Policy', Professor Kim Dong-yeob from Busan University of Foreign Studies joins me here today.
Thanks for coming in.
It's great to be here.
1- So considering that this is the biggest international conference that South Korea hosts under the Moon Jae-in administration, many eyes are on how the summit will help to boost cooperation between South Korea and ASEAN nations.
What can we expect in that regards?
2- Meanwhile, North Korea declined President Moon Jae-in's invitation to the special summit saying that it hopes Seoul would understand North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's decision to not visit Busan.
But all 10 ASEAN countries have diplomatic relations with North Korea, so what can we expect from the summit in regards to the ongoing peace process on the Korean Peninsula?
3- And on Wednesday, the first Mekong-Korea summit is to take place here in Busan with South Korea hoping that this year's meeting will serve as an opportunity to evaluate the 10 years of Mekong-Korea relations.
Tell us more about this upcoming summit.
Thank you so much for your insight today.