Hero's welcome for Moon Jae-in carries Pyongyang's hope of nuclear breakthrough

SEOUL - Bear hugs, bromance and boisterous cheers marked the third inter-Korean summit, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived at Pyongyang's main airport on Tuesday (Sept 18) to welcome South Korean President Moon Jae-in to his country.

Tens or perhaps hundreds of thousands of people turned up at the airport and lined the streets, dressed in their finest outfits and holding bouquets of flowers as they chanted for "peace, unification, prosperity".

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content