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Friday's meeting will be the first inter-Korean summit to be held in South Korea, also making Kim the first North Korean leader to have stepped on South Korean soil since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. The two previous summits held between the divided Koreas in 2000 and 2007 were both held in Pyongyang.
Moon has expressed hope that his meeting with Kim will help start the North's denuclearization process moving forward, noting that they may also discuss the possibility of formally ending the Korean War as part of efforts to establish permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.
"A freeze on the North's nuclear program should involve suspension of missile and nuclear tests as well as a stop to its nuclear activities at the Yongbyon nuclear complex," Yang Moo-jin, a professor at the University of North Korean Studies, said. "The announced measures could be construed as the beginning of a nuclear freeze."
Seoul's hope is that, "if a clear commitment on denuclearization can be specified and, more than that, if that can be confirmed as meaning the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, (we) would see it as very successful," he said.
"We will learn a lot more about that prospect after the meeting on Friday," Susan Thornton, acting U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, told reporters in Seoul on Tuesday. "What we have seen so far is the statements about the willingness to denuclearize, and what we have to do now is we have to test the sincerity of the statements."
President Trump deserves “big credit” for talks between South Korea and North Korea this week, South Korean president Moon Jae-in told reporters Wednesday. “I want to show my gratitude,” he said.
originally posted by: JoshuaCox
So how is Trump even partially responsible?!?!