Korean leaders Moon and Kim to meet at military demarcation line

Rehearsals and realism as North and South Korean leaders prepare to meet

It would be the first-ever meeting between the leaders of the two countries.

The Games were the launchpad for this week's meeting between Kim and Moon at the House of Peace in Panmunjom and, very possibly, a summit between the North Korean leader and Donald Trump in late May or early June, with Mongolia and Singapore among the possible hosts.

In addition to party officials, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be accompanied by chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army Ri Myong-su and Minister of People's Armed Forces Pak Yong-sik.

The reports will rely in part on CIA Director Mike Pompeo's impressions after meeting the North Korean leader last month and describing him as "a smart guy who's doing his homework".

All of this is being used to update the US government's classified file on Kim's behavior, motives, personality and leadership style to help Trump and his aides develop a strategy for dealing with Kim at the expected first-ever meeting of USA and North Korean leaders.

"As opposed to the past (inter-Korean summits), the North's delegation includes military and diplomatic officials", Im said, adding this came as a surprise to Seoul. Later in the year, Chung led 501 more cows to the DPRK.

The crash has sparked a series of rare mea culpas on North Korea's tightly controlled propaganda network in which Kim has taken centre stage both in responding to the crash and apologising to China.

Kim Jong-un will on Friday become the first North Korean leader since the war to cross the military demarcation line that divides the Korean peninsula.

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"They're basically talking the talk of advanced nuclear powers".

More recently, many USA experts were caught off-guard by how nimbly Kim shifted from his saber-rattling drive to build a nuclear missile arsenal to diplomatic outreach.

The information the world receives will also be closely controlled: Except for a group of pool reporters at the summit, whose access may be extremely limited, journalists will be sequestered at a media center well away from heavily guarded Panmunjom, the border village where the summit will take place.

A banquet and farewell ceremony will follow in the evening before Kim returns to the North.

Im said President Moon will greet Kim, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, on the MDL, noting that Kim will walk over the MDL under the escort of South Korea's honor guard.

"But in order for its policy to work, the government must open its ears to various voices on North Korea", the conservative Korea JoongAng Daily recently wrote.

Tourists from China are about four-fifths of all foreign visitors to North Korea, says South Korean think-tank the Korea Maritime Institute, which estimates tourism generates revenue of about $44 million each year for the country.

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