ROK President Moon: 2nd DPRK-U.S. summit to be critical turning point
Republic of Korea (ROK) President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that the second summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States will be a critical turning point for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Moon made the remark during a meeting with his senior secretaries, saying that the first DPRK-U.S. summit itself was a historic feat that left a clear milestone in the world's history.
The ROK leader said the second DPRK-U.S. summit would be a step forward and be a critical turning point in more concretely and visibly advancing the peninsula's complete denuclearization, new DPRK-U.S. relations, and a peace regime on the peninsula, all of which were agreed to at the first DPRK-U.S. summit.
Top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to meet again in Hanoi, Vietnam on February 27-28. The first-ever DPRK-U.S. summit was held between Kim and Trump in Singapore in June last year.
Moon said the era of peace and prosperity on the peninsula was approaching, noting that the second Kim-Trump summit is anticipated to become a historic meeting that will turn the peninsula from being in an era of confrontation and hostility into one of peace and prosperity
The change, Moon said, can give the ROK an opportunity for developing inter-Korean relations to a higher level, which can lead to a future of peace and contribute to economic development.