The leaders of North and South Korea are meeting in the North Korean capital for talks centred on the stalled denuclearization negotiations. North Korea has embarked on an unprecedented series of meetings this year with both the South and the US.
But talks with Washington have reached deadlock, with both sides so far agreeing only to very general goals. South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in, hopes to be a mediator between the two, as well as boosting the inter-Korean relationship.
Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook arrived in Pyongyang this morning for the three-day visit. They were warmly welcomed from the plane by the North’s Kim Jong Un and his wife, Ri Sol-ju.
It’s the first trip to the North Korean capital by a leader from the South in a decade. It is Mr Moon’s third meeting with the North’s Kim Jong-un since their historic summit at the border in April this year.