North, South Koreas to hold landmark summit

Pyongyang expressed willingness to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees



March 07

North, South Koreas to hold landmark summit

What about the recent news in Korean Peninsula?

  • The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a historic summit in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) next month.

  • Pyongyang expressed willingness to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for security guarantees.
  • The North is open to “frank” talks with the U.S. on denuclearisation.

Is it first summit to solve the issues in Korean peninsula?

  • It will be the third between the leaders of North and South, but the first to take place in the DMZ after summits in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007.

What has been the role of UN Security Council?

  • North Korea is subject to multiple rounds of UN Security Councilsanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes.

Why North Korea test fired its Ballistic missiles intermittently over the years?

  • South Korea conducted joint military exercise with US.

Key points to remember:

  • Denuclearisation of Korean peninsula
  • US role
  • UN Security Counsil
  • Denuclearisation