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The organizing committee for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit will host three talks shows on inter-Korean issues at the Main Press Center at the KINTEX convention center in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Province, on April 26, one day before the summit. Pictured is President Moon Jae-in greeting a group of advisors on the summit, at Cheong Wa Dae on April 12. (Cheong Wa Dae)

By Sohn JiAe 

On April 26, just one day before the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit, experts on issues concerning the inter-Korean relationship and the Korean Peninsula will gather at the Main Press Center for the summit set up at the KINTEX convention center in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do Province.

The organizing committee for the summit announced on April 23 that it would host three talk shows that day, under the title “2018 Inter-Korean Summit: Super Preview,” at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

On the first show, five experts who are serving as advisors on the Inter-Korean Summit will share their perspectives on the summit. The theme of the first show will be “The establishment of denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula and the development of the inter-Korean relationship.”

The panel will discuss the significance of the upcoming summit which will serve as a guide for the establishment of peace on the peninsula. They will also share concrete solutions to achieve the goal of complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization across the region, as well as ways to further develop inter-Korean ties after the summit. The talks will be hosted in Korean, while being simultaneously interpreted into English.

The second set of talks will feature four university professors specializing in North Korea, the Korean Peninsula and international politics, where they will share their prospects for the summit.

In the final set of talks, Moon Jung-in, a special adviser to President Moon Jae-in, Professor Lee Geun from Seoul National University and Professor John Delury from Yonsei University will touch upon the possible agenda items for the summit and, also, potential impacts that the inter-Korean dialogue might have on a potential following summit between the U.S. and North Korea.

Both the second and third talk shows will be conducted in English.

Presidential Senior Secretary for Public Relations Yoon Young-chan said in a press briefing that, “As this summit is something that is not limited only to the peninsula, but garners attention from all over the whole world, we’ve decided to host these talk shows here at the Main Press Center where the press from both home and abroad are gathering, to give them a better understanding of the background and prospects for the summit. It will be greatly informative for both Korean and non-Korean media who want to get as much knowledge as possible about Korean Peninsula issues before the summit starts.”

All three shows will be broadcast live and can be watched on the official Inter-Korean Summit website (http://www.korea.net/Government/Current-Affairs/National-Affairs?affairId=656), as well.

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