Policemen on Segways patrol on Thursday outside Bexco in Busan, where the 2019 Asean-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit will be held on Monday and Tuesday. [SONG BONG-GEUN]North Korean leader Kim Jong-un rejected President Moon Jae-in’s invitation to attend an international summit next week in Busan because he saw no reason to go, the North’s state-run media reported Thursday. According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Moon sent a personal letter to Kim on Nov. 5 inviting him to attend next week’s South Korea-Asean summit in Busan. The report was the first confirmation that Moon sent a letter formally inviting Kim, although the South Korean leader has publicly said he hoped Kim would come. The report also revealed that Seoul asked for a special envoy to come if Kim could not. “We also fully understand the distress and agony of President Moon to hold on to the opportunity to make it a new occasion for unraveling the present North-South relations,” the English-language KCNA report said. “This can be known from the fact that in the wake of the personal letter, there were several earnest requests for sending even a special envoy, if the State Affairs Commission Chairman [Kim] could not… Read full this story
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