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Countdown to summit begins with no word on Kim's presence

  • Primastuti Handayani

    The Jakarta Post

Busan, South Korea   /   Thu, October 17 2019   /  02:22 am
Special line: ASEAN delegates and South Korean senior officials pose for a photo before the start of a three-day ASEAN-Korea Train journey from Seoul to Gwangju. (JP/Primastuti Handayani)(JP/Primastuti Handayani)

Special line: ASEAN delegates and South Korean senior officials pose for a photo before the start of a three-day ASEAN-Korea Train journey from Seoul to Gwangju. (JP/Primastuti Handayani)The 40-day countdown for the ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit has kicked off with emphasis on the three Ps — People, Prosperity and Peace — coined by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. However, there is no definitive answer as to whether North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un will attend.Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, South Korean Ambassador for ASEAN Lim Sung-nam said there were no guarantees about Kim showing up to the event.“However, President Moon had said during his visit to Thailand, Laos and Vietnam that if Kim could attend, it would be an important element to the summit,” he said. The summit will take place in South Korea’s second-largest city, Busan, on Nov. 25 and 26.Inviting ...