The Trump-Kim Nuclear Summit: Finding the Middle Ground with South Korea

South Korean Ambassador HE Mr. Seung-bae Yeo discusses the ongoing efforts to achieve the fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea.

The Trump-Kim Nuclear Summit: Finding the Middle Ground with South Korea

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Event type: Seminars

6 June 2019 from 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm 6th Jun 2019 1:30pm 6th Jun 2019 2:30pm

Old Government Buildings, lecture theatre 3

The much-heralded nuclear summit in Hanoi collapsed without an agreement due to disputes over demands for Pyongyang to denuclearize and for Washington to drop sanctions. Is there still hope to reach an agreement? Can South Korea offer a middle road? The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, HE Mr. Seung-bae Yeo, will speak about South Korea’s perspectives and strategies.

South Korea’s president Moon Jae-In has announced that he will push for another summit, Trump and Kim to come to the table. Trump and Kim have each said they are ready to meet a third time. But more important than just having another summit is marking sure these efforts bring about a series of mutually agreed specific steps, and reaching the fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea. Ambassador Yeo will discuss the complex dynamics between the US and North Korea, as well as between two Koreas, and speak about how South Korea can successfully play a bridging role.