Moon Will Have Busy Schedule in N.Korea

  • By Lee Yong-soo

    September 17, 2018 11:35

    An advance team of South Korean officials arrived in Pyongyang on Sunday afternoon to prepare for the inter-Korean summit that starts Tuesday.

    Officials from the two met in the border truce village of Panmunjom on Friday and agreed to provide live media coverage of some events.

    Moon arrives in Pyongyang on Tuesday morning on his official plane and is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un several times over the next two days. He carries a heavy freight of expectations that he can break the deadlock in denuclearization talks between the U.S. and the North.

    Government insiders say there may be a surprise outing for the two leaders, such as a trip to Mt. Baekdu or Kaema Plateau for Moon, who is an avid mountain climber.

    The North could also take Moon to the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where the bodies of Kim's father and grandfather lie embalmed, or treat him with a performance of its notorious mass games.

    Given that a top business entourage is traveling along, there is also a chance that Moon could visit a special economic zone in the North, particularly the Wonsan special tourism zone, which is a pet project of Kim's. 

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