Moon can mediate if he joins Singapore summit, some analysts say

South Korean President Moon Jae In (centre) would likely be around when US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet on June 12, 2018.
South Korean President Moon Jae In (centre) would likely be around when US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet on June 12, 2018. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, AFP
Some have asked whether Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping should join the US-North Korea summit in Singapore, but analysts ruled it out.
Some have asked whether Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping should join the US-North Korea summit in Singapore, but analysts ruled it out.PHOTO: REUTERS

A day after South Korean President Moon Jae In floated the idea of a trilateral summit between the United States and the two Koreas to discuss the formal ending of the Korean War, officials in Seoul started exploring the possibility of him joining the United States-North Korea summit in Singapore.

South Korea's presidential Blue House said they are "considering this possibility at a working level".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 29, 2018, with the headline 'Moon can mediate if he joins Singapore summit, some analysts say'. Print Edition | Subscribe