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35th ASEAN Summit opens in Thailand

35th ASEAN Summit opens in Thailand

By Habib Toumi Bangkok: The 35th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officially began on Sunday morning at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre in the Thai capital. Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired the plenary session attended by the ASEAN leaders from the 10 members states. According to ASEAN site, […]

Moon, Trump to hold ninth bilateral summit on Monday

Moon, Trump to hold ninth bilateral summit on Monday

Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in hopes to focus on how to move forward the Korea peace process when he holds summit talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York next week, as Pyongyang-Washington negotiations are expected to resume soon, Cheong Wa Dae said. Their ninth bilateral summit will be held Monday on the […]

Moon, Trump to hold summit in New York this month

Moon, Trump to hold summit in New York this month

Seoul: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump will hold summit talks in New York late this month on the sidelines of a U.N. session, Cheong Wa Dae announced Friday. The allies have agreed to hold the meeting to coincide with Moon’s visit to the U.S. city for the 74th General Assembly […]

Cheong Wa Dae says inter-Korean summit is not a must before G-20

Cheong Wa Dae says inter-Korean summit is not a must before G-20

South Korea’s presidential office publicly toned down its expectations for another inter-Korean summit Tuesday, a day after Beijing and Pyongyang announced this week’s bilateral summit. Attending the Oslo Forum in the Norwegian capital last week, President Moon Jae-in expressed his desire to meet again with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un before U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Trump says 3rd summit with N.K. leader would be good

Trump says 3rd summit with N.K. leader would be good

U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday that the third summit with Kim Jong-un would be “good,” after the North Korean leader expressed openness to another meeting. Trump’s tweet came in response to Kim’s speech to the North’s parliament on Friday, during which he said he would be willing to hold a third summit if the […]

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

Talking at the Top: Past, Present and Future Summit Diplomacy in Asia

As the metaphor suggests, summitry sits at the pinnacle of international politics; indeed, the term was first introduced by none other than Winston Churchill. Defined most broadly as face-to-face meetings of heads of state, summits have on occasion proven to be defining historical moments: Neville Chamberlain at Munich, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in […]

What happened, or didn’t happen, when Trump and Kim met again

What happened, or didn’t happen, when Trump and Kim met again

When Kim Jong-un chose to travel nearly 4,000 kilometers by train to meet Donald Trump, it was only the beginning of a long and bumpy road to disarmament and peace, which remains out of reach after many handshakes, pleasantries and two days of talks. The North Korean leader and the U.S. president once again became […]

Kim welcomes Moon

Kim welcomes Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in with a big smile at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, Tuesday.  Kim and Moon embraced and flashed wide smiles, after Moon and his wife Kim Jung-sook walked out of the presidential plane at around 10:08 a.m.  The two leaders will hold formal talks from […]

Moon, Kim to hold 3rd summit in Pyongyang in September

Moon, Kim to hold 3rd summit in Pyongyang in September

South and North Korea will hold a third summit between their leaders in Pyongyang “before the end of September,” the South’s Unification Ministry said on Monday. The two sides however failed to fix the date. “We agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit within September in Pyongyang” the two Koreas said in a joint press statement […]

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