Inter-Korean summit

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Inter-Korean summit
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 남북정상회담
Hancha 南北頂上會談
North Korean name
Hangul 북남수뇌상봉
Hanja 北南首腦相逢

Inter-Korean summits (In North Korea: 북남수뇌상봉 "North-South Leader Meeting"; in South Korea: 남북정상회담 "South-North Summit Talks") are meetings between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea. There have been two major meetings, the first in 2000 and the second in 2007. The importance of these summits lies in the lack of formal communication between North and South Korea, which makes discussing political and economic issues difficult. The summits' agendas have included topics such as the ending of the 1953 war (currently there is an armistice in force), the massive deployment of troops at the DMZ (approximately two million in total),[1] the development of nuclear weapons by North Korea and human rights issues.

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2000 inter-Korean summit[edit]

Since the establishment of the respective governments in the US military and small capitals in 1948, the representatives of the two governments met for the first time since the Korean peninsula was divided. Kim Dae Jung, the president of the Republic of Korea who arrived at Pyongyang Sunan Airport, met Kim Jong Il, head of the North Korean National Defense Committee, directly under the trap of the airport, and the rallies and divisions of the People's Army Corps were held.

  • Participant: President Kim Dae-jung of the Republic of Korea and Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Il
  • Place of meeting: Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Pyongyang
  • Date of the meeting: June 13 - June 15, 2000
  • Results of talks: June 15 joint declaration

2007 inter-Korean summit[edit]

The June 2007 summit declaration was adopted, which included the realization of the June 15 Joint Declaration, the promotion of a three-party or four-party summit meeting to resolve the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula, and active promotion of inter-Korean economic cooperation projects.

  • Partipants: President Roh Moo-hyun of the Republic of Korea and Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-il
  • Place of meeting: Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Pyongyang
  • Date of the meeting: October 2 - October 4, 2007
  • Results of Talks: 2007 North-South Summit Declaration

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Kim's War Machine". Time. 2003-02-24. Retrieved 2007-11-04. 

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