Kathmandu: The President of Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in primarily took the grand peace initiative as early as April this year that frankly speaking paved the way for the series of similar peace initiatives with talks included in between the two constitutional heads of the two Koreas, the DPRK and the ROK.
Nepal’s high placed sources claim that the ROK President Moon Jae-in is a long time friend of Nepal and he has made several trips to Nepal in the past.
However, the Kathmandu based ROK embassy is yet to confirm this news.
To recall, an Inter-Korea Summit was held under the direct supervision of ROK President on April 27, 2018, which saw the two Korean stalwarts, Kim Jong-Un, the Chairman of the Worker’s Party of Korea who is concurrently the Supreme leader of North Korea and President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea.
Observers said then that this Summit was the third Inter-Korean Summit and the first in eleven years. It was also an occasion which could be taken as first of its own kind that after the end of the overly stretched Korean War in 1953 that a leader from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also called, popularly known to the worlds as North Korea, entered into the landmass of the South’s territory. A rare event that it was. The television watchers watched the event with the needed excitement associated with utmost surprise.
The people of the two Koreas who were glued to the Television sets in their private homes were watching this epoch making events with their naked eyes got yet another surprise when the ROK, the peace man, President Moon Jae-in also as a matter of brotherly reciprocity briefly crossed into the North’s territory. The spectacular event that it was by all accounts.
While this event definitely is of utmost importance to the Koreans separated unfortunately by the “ power politics” of the past, however, for the people residing out from the Korean peninsula, the entire display of brotherly attitude associated with respect and honor for each other too became an event of global importance as the people outside the peninsula took it as the first step taken by the two Korean leaders which would facilitate the two differing systems to come close and ease the re-union of the separated families.
Despite the fact that the two Korean leaders adhered to two differing systems but yet the manner the cordiality was exhibited by the two top hats from across the borders raised the hopes that, if things moved in the manner as was being displayed, the two Koreas shall ultimately take serious efforts aimed at their grand unification.
Blood is thicker than water; it has rightly been said by men of letters.
It has to be noted that the ROK at times of the crisis in the North has been sending material supports to the North as a matter of duty towards the families that were having blood relations with the population living in the North.
In our opinion it was this April Summit between the two Korean leaders that encouraged the United States President Donald Trump to plan for a separate Summit with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
In effect President Trump took a similar step aimed at maintaining peace in the Korean peninsula completely based on the premise made by the ROK President that had been made earlier when the latter met with his North Korean counterpart.
After a long and arduous wait, finally the moment arrived when the President of the United States and the North Korean leader were face to face in Singapore, June 12, 2018. The meet was definitely a historic one in that the two countries which behaved each other as declared enemies finally sat on the negotiating table and talked the “complicated” politics on how to bring in permanent peace in the troubled and tensed Korean peninsula.
Singapore, a benign country for such important and historic meet was thus selected wherein both President Trump and the North Korean leader met each other cordially and spent good time together exchanging their respective political stances.
This meet in effect marked the first time that a North Korean leader had met with a sitting U.S. president; and the most notable thing was that as the two countries have no diplomatic relations and are officially still at war but yet broke the taboos and facilitated the meet to go unhindered.
Even the detractors of President Trump appreciated this move taken for the establishment of peace in the Korean peninsula.
Since the June 2018 meet between the two big heads from North Korea and from the United States of America, the tensions and the political mistrust that had become already the hallmark of the politics of the Korean peninsula appears to have come down, or say stands defused to a greater extent, to an unprecedented level thus providing the world observers to believe that a day is round the corner when peace in a permanent way shall prevail in the tensed peninsula after the end of the tragic Korean war 1953.
In a fresh move that is even more rewarding in terms of the establishment of permanent peace in the peninsula, some steps have been secretly taken to give continuity to the already started talks in between the North with the South and the United States, which according to some news agencies states that a “five-person South Korean delegation, led by President Moon Jae-in’s top security adviser, visited the North Korean capital Wednesday and agreed to hold an inter-Korean Summit September 18-20, the meet much of the sort of the previously held one., if one were to recall.
South Korea’s national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said Thursday that high-level talks will be held early next week at Panmunjom “to discuss protocol, security, and communications and media coverage as a part of preparations for the summit.”
This means that the ROK is all set to make arrangements that suit to the occasion which would ultimately aid for the establishment of peace in the entire Korean peninsula.
The Wednesday’s meeting, agencies have made it known, took place amid the backdrop of U.S. President Donald Trump’s abrupt cancellation of a trip to North Korea by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and because the White House felt Pyongyang had not made sufficient progress toward denuclearization.
The one-day meeting between North and South Korea focused on establishing permanent peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula and practical measures of denuclearization.
Despite the diplomatic difficulties between Pyongyang and Washington, Seoul continues to encourage both parties to proceed with peace and denuclearization processes, which explains the ROK’s determination to achieve peace this time around come what may.
“Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment for complete denuclearization of Korean peninsula,” said, Mr. Chung, the South Korea’s national security adviser, “and also expressed his willingness for close cooperation not only with South Korea but also with the United States in that regard.”
Mr. Chung also said North Korean leader Kim wished to denuclearize and end hostilities with Washington before 2021, adding that the North Korean leader’s faith in Trump is “unchanged.”
The elated U.S. President responded on Twitter freshly wherein he has said , “Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims ‘unwavering faith in President Trump.”
The rival Koreas announced this Monday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang sometime in September, while their envoys also discussed Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament efforts and international sanctions.
While the month has been declared as September, however, the dates have not been made public yet. However, high placed diplomatic sources observing the political overtures in the Korean peninsula take the possible date for the meeting as to have been fixed for September 18, 2018.
The push for what would be the leaders’ third summit since April comes amid renewed worries surrounding a nuclear standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, writes Chicago Tribune in its recent issue.
Issuing a joint statement (having only three sentence), the two sides did not mention an exact date for the summit and provided no details on how to implement the agreed upon the past agreements.
Ri Son Gwon, the head of the North Korean delegation, told pool reporters at the end of the talks that officials agreed on a specific date for the summit in Pyongyang sometime within September, but he refused to share the date, saying he wanted to “keep reporters wondering.”
Last but not the least, in Nepal, the newsmen who write some thing critical of the North leader Kim are being taken in bad taste by the North Korean mission based in Kathmandu. Such trend must come to an abrupt halt.