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Seoul expectant of peace in the Korean peninsula



South Korean President Moon Jae-in has expressed hope of a possible peace dawning in the Korean Peninsula, for a long time, a hot of tension and soured relationships.

At a cabinet meeting on Monday, Moon told his ministers that he was “confident that a new era of peace will unfold on the Korean peninsula”,

He praised his American counterpart’s role in the recent thawing of relations with Pyongyang.

Responding to a letter from one of South Korea’s past first ladies calling for Moon to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Moon said: “It’s President Trump who should receive the Nobel Prize. We only need to take peace.”


He has previously said the US President deserved “big credit” for the recent thawing in relations with North Korea, according to international media report.

The suggestion might seem bold, but the success of Friday’s inter-Korean summit means Moon has “the political capital to make these kinds of statements about Trump, however eyebrow-raising they may be to his domestic constituents”, said one source.

Since Moon’s landmark talks with Kim Jong Un on Friday,  the North has said would bring the North Korean timezone into line with the South, while Seoul has agreed to cease loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts at the border.


Trump is set to meet Kim within weeks for the first-ever talks between sitting US president and a North Korean leader.

The image of Trump being crowned as a peacemaker on the level of Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela was met with incredulity by some on social media.

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