December 07, 2023

Will South Korea’s president ever stop pushing for diplomacy with the North?

At the U.N. General Assembly, President Moon Jae-in once again pitched cooperation — despite utter silence from the DPRK

Inter-Korean relations have been at a standstill, but South Korean President Moon Jae-in is trying to breathe new life into his peace efforts: Using Seoul’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic as a segway, Moon pitched a peace declaration and other cooperation involving North Korea to the international community on Tuesday.

Speaking in a prerecorded video address at the 75th session of the U.N. General Assembly, Moon began by expressing the need to prevent infectious diseases by sharing South Korea’s experience with developing nations "in a way that leaves no one behind."