June 03, 2023

As Moon Jae-in’s presidency ends, Kim Jong Un says there’s ‘hope’ for diplomacy

North Korean state media says leaders exchanged letters this week and that both maintain ‘deep trust’ with one another

Updated on April 22 at 4:30 p.m. with expert comments

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in that the two Koreas can still “improve” relations through diplomacy, according to DPRK state media Friday, despite recent inter-Korean military tensions and economic clashes.