December 07, 2023

Following in Kim Dae-jung’s footsteps? Moon’s June 15 speech, in summary

Seoul is ready to engage in unconditional dialogue with Pyongyang, if it is ready

South Korean President Moon Jae-in gave a speech on Thursday to commemorate the 17th anniversary of June 15th North–South Joint Declaration, reiterating his desire to improve inter-Korean relations and calling for talks between Pyongyang and Seoul.

In his speech, the President praised the late-Kim Dae-jung’s Sunshine Policy, adding that dialogue with Pyongyang would be possible if North Korea ceased its nuclear and missile tests.