South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will meet this week for the first time in more than 10 years; sparking speculation the two leaders are poised to announce the official end of the 68 year-long Korean War.
According to Reuters, delegations from the two warring nations plan to hold high-level talks at the heavily fortified de-militarized zone that separates North and South Korea, where a ‘South Korean Honor Guard’ will escort officials to a welcome ceremony at the border city of Panmunjom.
“This summit will focus more on denuclearisation and securing of permanent peace than anything else,” said Moon’s chief of staff. “I feel North Korea is sending their key military officials to the summit as they too, believe denuclearisation and peace are important.”
The North Korean despot will be accompanied by his sister, a widely popular figure in the South following her highly-praised publicity tour during the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Earlier this month, President Trump gave his “blessings” for the two countries to meet and discuss an end to the Korean War; setting the stage for Trump’s high-stakes meeting with Kim Jong Un in the coming weeks.