Moon Arrives in Pyongyang

  • By Lee Min-seok, Yoon Hyung-jun

    September 18, 2018 10:14

    President Moon Jae-in arrived at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang on Tuesday morning where he was welcomed by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his wife Ri Sol-ju.

    Hundreds of North Koreans had been mobilized to greet Moon and his entourage by waving flags on their arrival.

    President Moon Jae-in (right) and his wife Kim Jung-sook wave as they leave for Pyongyang at an airport in Seongnam, Gyeonggi Province on Tuesday. /Yonhap

    While the two leaders sit down in solemn conclave, first lady Kim Jung-sook is to visit a children's hospital and a university of music, presumably accompanied by Ri.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (right) and his wife Ri Sol-ju welcome South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang in this video grab on Tuesday. /Yonhap

    Meanwhile the leaders of Korea's top businesses including Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong will sit down for talks with North Korean officials about any future cooperative projects they may or may not be interested in.

    The tycoons were shoehorned into the trip although North Korea has currently little to offer them as an investment destination because of stringent international sanctions and a near-total absence of infrastructure.

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