Chief of the National Security Office Chung Eui-yong briefs U.S. President Donald Trump on the outcome of his delegation’s recent visit to North Korea, at the White House on March 8. (Cheong Wa Dae)

By Sohn JiAe 

President Moon Jae-in has hailed a possible May summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, and has called it a “historic milestone that will accomplish peace on the Korean Peninsula.”

On March 9, President Moon said, “With the two consecutive summits, first between the two Koreas and then between Washington and Pyongyang, complete denuclearization on the peninsula has been put on the right track in earnest.”

He expressed his gratitude to President Trump for gladly accepting the North Korean leader’s offer, saying that, “His leadership will receive praise not only for from the peoples of both South and North Korea, but also from people around the world.”

President Moon promised that his government would make the best of these opportunities that have “come as a miracle,” with sincerity and care, but not slowly.

The president also ordered the formation of a committee that would handle the inter-Korean summit scheduled for late April, so as to be able to draw effective outcomes from the upcoming talks that will, in the end, help improve inter-Korean ties.