World's eyes on crucial meeting in Korean truce village

A meeting room for the Inter-Korean Summit in the South Korea-side facility of the Joint Security Area on the Demilitarised Zone in the border village of Panmunjom.
A meeting room for the Inter-Korean Summit in the South Korea-side facility of the Joint Security Area on the Demilitarised Zone in the border village of Panmunjom.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Hopes for a rapprochement rise as the two Koreas prepare for leaders' meet tomorrow

The world will be watching when leaders of the two Koreas sit down tomorrow in the truce village of Panmunjom for a high-stakes meeting - their first in 11 years.

The question on everyone's mind is: Will the curtain really rise this time on the Hermit Kingdom?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2018, with the headline 'World's eyes on crucial meeting in Korean truce village'. Print Edition | Subscribe