January 25, 2021

Moon promises to “solidify” denuclearization, peace economy by end of term

In Liberation Day speech, South Korean President says "peace and unification" possible by 2045

South Korea's President on Thursday promised to open the door to a "new Korean peninsula" through achieving a peace economy and working to "solidify" efforts towards North Korea's denuclearization.

In a speech marking the 74th anniversary of the end of Japanese rule in Korea, Moon Jae-in reiterated Seoul’s goal of establishing peaceful economic cooperation with the North and completing the country's liberation through the unification of the peninsula.