President Moon to attend UN General Assembly in NY

President Moon to attend UN General Assembly in NY


Sep. 20, 2019

Global Korean Post


By Yoon Sojung

President Moon Jae-in will visit New York from Sept. 22-25 to attend the 74th United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly.

At his third assembly, he will deliver a keynote address and hold a summit on the sidelines with U.S. President Donald Trump on bolstering cooperation for the denuclearization of and the establishment of a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Choi Jong-kun, presidential secretary for peace planning, on Sept. 19 told journalists about President Moon’s itinerary in a media briefing at the Chunchugwan Press Center of Cheong Wa Dae.

In his speech to the U.N., President Moon will explain the progress and efforts being made by his administration on the peninsula’s peace process to secure continued international support. In his summit with Trump, he will discuss cooperation measures for achieving complete denuclearization of and a permanent peace on the peninsula and strengthening the bilateral alliance.

Also in New York, President Moon will hold talks with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres as well as bilateral summits with Poland, Denmark and Australia. He will attend events to prepare for the Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 (P4G) summit, the U.N. Climate Action Summit and a ceremony marking the 150th birthday of Indian peace activist Mahatma Gandhi.

“The upcoming presidential visit to New York will serve as an opportunity to boost cooperation with the international community for the ongoing effort to build peace on the Korean Peninsula,” Choi said.

“It will also help us extend our contributions to resolving universal global issues such as climate change and sustainable development.”