<![CDATA[News - English [KBS WORLD Radio] | Inter-Korea]]> 15 en <![CDATA[Moon: Kim Jong-un Wants to Meet Trump as Soon as Possible]]> President Moon Jae-in says North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hopes to hold his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as soon as possible for swifter progress on denuclearization.  The South Korean president relayed the North Korean leader's stance during a press briefing in Seoul on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:56:43 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139510
<![CDATA[China Calls for Further US-N. Korea Dialogue]]> Beijing is calling on Washington and Pyongyang to strengthen their bilateral communication in order to facilitate denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.  Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang relayed the Chinese government’s stance during a regular media briefing on Thursday, after ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 18:33:51 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139506
<![CDATA[Gov't Downplays Criticism Over No Hostile Activity Zone in Yellow Sea]]> The Defense Ministry has dismissed criticism that a zone in the Yellow Sea the two Koreas agreed to halt hostile activities in was not in favor of South Korea based on the Northern Limit Line. A ministry official told reporters Thursday South Korea is not at a disadvantage because the North’s coastline in ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:41:59 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139501
<![CDATA[Moon Leaves for Seoul, Kim Sends Mushroom Gift ]]> President Moon Jae-in has left for Seoul, ending his three-day summit trip to North Korea. Presidential secretary for public relations Yoon Young-chan told a briefing Thursday afternoon that the plane carrying Moon, the first lady and the official delegation is currently heading for Seoul. He also said ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:44:20 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139499
<![CDATA[Koreas to Soon Begin Talks on Repairing War-Separated Family Reunion Center]]> Seoul said it will begin consultations with related ministries and Pyongyang to open a permanent facility for inter-Korean family reunions at North Korea's Mount Geumgang as agreed by the leaders of the two Koreas Wednesday. An official at the Unification Ministry in Seoul said Thursday the ministry will ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:22:31 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139496
<![CDATA[Moon: Confident Day Will Come When S. Koreans Can Tour Mt. Baekdu]]> President Moon Jae-in says he is confident the day will come when ordinary people in South Korea can visit Mount Baekdu. He made the remark on Thursday when he reached the peak of Mount Baekdu with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Moon said the first step has been taken and that more people will be ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:51:44 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139493
<![CDATA[Mt. Baekdu Holds Significance for Leaders of Both Koreas]]> On the last day of his three-day trip to Pyongyang Thursday, President Moon Jae-in visited Mount Baekdu with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Moon had previously expressed hope to visit the mountain, such as during the first inter-Korean summit in April, where he said it has been his long dream to visit ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:50:28 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139492
<![CDATA[N. Korean Media Covers Pyongyang Declaration ]]> North Korean media on Thursday extensively covered the latest joint declaration between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.     A day after they signed the Pyongyang Declaration, the North's Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) carried its full text and reported on ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:04:48 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139490
<![CDATA[Moon, Kim Stroll Around Mount Baekdu's Crater Lake]]> President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reached the peak of Mount Baekdu on Thursday and strolled around the famous crater lake called Heaven Lake or “Chonji.” The presidential office said the two leaders and their wives arrived at the mountain's summit by car then ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:52:04 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139487
<![CDATA[Moon Calls for Taking Great Step toward Peace in Speech to N. Koreans]]> President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday called for inter-Korean efforts to end 70 years of hostility and to take a great step toward peace.  Moon made the call during a speech before some 150-thousand North Koreans after watching a large-scale gymnastic and artistic show at the May Day Stadium on the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:44:21 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139480
<![CDATA[Moon-Kim Take Trip to Mt. Baekdu]]> South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un departed for a rare trip to Mount Baekdu on Thursday on the last day of Moon's three-day visit to Pyongyang. Moon left for Samjiyon airport near the North Korean mountain at around 7:30 a.m. on Air Force Two. Kim is also expected to ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:46:04 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139478
<![CDATA[Tokyo Expresses 'Respect' for Moon, Kim over Summit Outcomes]]> Japan has expressed its respect for the leaders of the two Korea over the outcomes of their latest summit.  During a regular media briefing on Wednesday, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Japan respects the efforts made by President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:34:29 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139475
<![CDATA[Moon to Brief Trump on Undisclosed Details of Inter-Korean Summit]]> President Moon Jae-in will hold a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York on Monday to brief him on the outcomes of the latest inter-Korean summit.  Moon’s chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan revealed the plan in a media briefing on Wednesday. He said Moon is expected to share ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:23:16 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139474
<![CDATA[Foreign Media Assess Inter-Korean Summit]]> Major foreign media outlets have positively assessed the latest inter-Korean summit saying it has sent a positive signal over stalled North Korea-U.S. denuclearization talks. The Wall Street Journal(WSJ) highlighted North Korea's promise to take additional steps on denuclearization, including the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:58:51 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139473
<![CDATA[N. Korean Artists to Perform in S. Korea in Oct. ]]> North Korean artists will visit Seoul next month to put on a special performance as part of an agreement made during this week's inter-Korean summit.  The efforts to arrange the “Autumn Has Come” program will likely be accelerated following Wednesday’s agreement between ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:50:26 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139472
<![CDATA[Leaders of Two Koreas to Visit Mount Baekdu Together Thursday]]> South Korea’s presidential office says President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will visit Mount Baekdu together on Thursday.  Presidential Spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said in a media briefing on Wednesday that Kim proposed a joint trip to the famous North Korean mountain and Moon ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:01:22 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139467
<![CDATA[Kim Jong-un Promises to Visit Seoul Soon]]> Anchor: In addition to taking steps toward North Korea's denuclearization, President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made broad agreements on economic cooperation and exchanges. Kim In-kyung wraps up the social aspects of the Pyongyang Declaration reached after two rounds of summit talks ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:32:55 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139461
<![CDATA[Defense Chiefs of 2 Koreas Agree to Prevent Clashes]]> The two Koreas on Wednesday signed an agreement to reduce tensions and prevent accidental armed clashes, enforcing the military part of their leaders' April summit accord. South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo and his North Korean counterpart No Kwang-chol inked the deal in Pyongyang, shortly after a ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:12:36 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139460
<![CDATA[Leaders of Two Koreas Vow Joint Efforts for Peace, Prosperity]]> President Moon Jae-in has vowed to seek ways to ease military tensions and the fear of war between the two Koreas. Speaking at a banquet dinner after his first day of summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang Tuesday, Moon said the two sides will continue their earnest efforts for ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:57:38 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139455
<![CDATA[S. Korean Biz Leaders Meet Vice Premier of N. Korean Cabinet]]> South Korean business leaders accompanying President Moon Jae-in on his three-day trip to Pyongyang met with the vice chief of the North Korean cabinet on Tuesday. Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong and the heads of three other South Korean conglomerates along with business association leaders ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:53:48 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139453
<![CDATA[Inter-Korean Meeting Between Political Leaders Not Held]]> A proposed meeting between South Korean party leaders and North Korean parliamentary officials failed to take place on Tuesday. The leaders of South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party(DP) and two opposition parties were scheduled to meet with North Korean officials at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mansudae ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:04:16 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139450
<![CDATA[Moon, Kim Begin Second Round of Talks]]> South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un began their second round of summit talks at the ​Paekhwawon State Guesthouse from around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The two leaders held the first round on Tuesday afternoon at the Central Committee Headquarters of the North's ruling Workers' ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 10:20:30 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139449
<![CDATA[N. Korean Media Reports 'Historic' Moon-Kim Summit]]> North Korea's state media on Wednesday reported on the third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and leader Kim Jong-un a day after the pair met in Pyongyang. The North's Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) said that the fifth "historic" inter-Korean summit was held at the headquarters of the ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 09:20:53 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139448
<![CDATA[Moon, Kim to Meet Again on Day 2 of Historic Summit]]> South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold a second round of summit talks on Wednesday to discuss inter-Korean relations and the North's denuclearization.  If the dialogue proceeds well, Moon and Kim are expected to explain the results of the talks in a joint news ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:16:10 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139444
<![CDATA[Top Office Denies N. Korea Invited S. Korean Biz Leaders]]> South Korea is denying media reports that it was North Korea that invited chiefs of South Korean conglomerates to the ongoing summit in Pyongyang. Chief presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan told reporters Tuesday South Korea included the business leaders in their delegation because their ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:16:16 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139439
<![CDATA[First Round of Moon-Kim Summit Held at Workers' Party Headquarters]]> President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are holding the first round of their summit talks at the headquarters of the North's ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee. That was according to senior presidential press secretary Yoon Young-chan at a briefing in Seoul, who confirmed the venue ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:50:18 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139435
<![CDATA[Moon, Kim Hold Inter-Korean Summit in Pyongyang]]> Anchor: President Moon Jae-in is currently in Pyongyang for his third inter-Korean summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. They began their first talks Tuesday afternoon and will hold more meetings throughout Moon's three-day stay in the North Korean capital city. Kim Bum-soo has ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:39:33 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139433
<![CDATA[S. Korean Ambassador Hopes Pyongyang Summit Will Produce Breakthrough]]> South Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Cho Tae-yul said he hopes North Korea will seize the opportunity at the third inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang to bring about regime security and a bright future. The envoy made the remarks on Monday during a UN Security Council meeting on nonproliferation and ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 12:46:57 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139422
<![CDATA[Top Office: Koreas to Discuss Possible Economic Cooperation for Future]]> South Korea's presidential office says the two Koreas are likely to discuss areas that have potential for economic cooperation during President Moon Jae-in’s three-day stay in the North. At the international press center in Seoul for the third inter-Korean summit Tuesday, senior presidential press ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:52:55 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139419
<![CDATA[N. Korean Citizens Gather at Airport to Welcome Pres. Moon]]> A flurry of activity was spotted on Tuesday morning at Pyongyang’s Sunan International Airport before the arrival of South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Images of the airport transmitted live showed thousands of North Korean citizens standing by at from 9:20 a.m., waving both North Korean and the unified ...

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KBS WORLD Radio Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:39:23 +0900 Inter-Korea http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_IK_detail.htm?No=139418