By Lee Kyoung-Mi and Kim Young Shin
The official title and slogan of the third inter-Korean summit of 2018, to be held in North Korea’s capital from Sept. 18 to 20, has been announced. The official title of the summit is the “2018 Inter-Korean Summit Pyeongyang” and the slogan is “Peace, A New Future.”
“The upcoming event is the first inter-Korean summit to be held in Pyeongyang in 11 years, since the summit in 2007,” said Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom. “President Moon Jae-in is fulfilling an item of the Panmunjeom Declaration in which he promised to visit Pyeongyang this fall.”
"The slogan conveys the Korean people’s wish for South and North Korea to together bring a new future in this critical time where the Korean Peninsula is going through a historic change,“ Kim said.
“Starting Sept. 7, Cheong Wa Dae and relevant authorities together have been operating an all-sources situation room to check on preparations for the summit every day and to take action to deal with any new situation,” said Kim. “We don’t have a lot of time to prepare, but we will calmly and thoroughly get ready to make people’s dreams, a new future for the Korean Peninsula, come true.”
The official image of the slogan was created with a brush on calligraphy paper. The image will be used to decorate the summit venues and various government publications.
The main press center for the upcoming summit will be open at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul from Sept. 16 to 21.