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[VIDEO NEWS] Korean leaders exchange compliments at summit in Pyongyang

Sept 19,2018
1) “It’s the third time for me to meet with President Moon this year. If I may tell you what I felt earlier, it’s that we have become very close.” -North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

2) “We have achieved many things this year and it’s all thanks to President Moon. The dramatic change in the relationship between North and South has been made possible by him.”

3) “President Moon has not only improved the relationship between the two Koreas, but has helped in mending the relationship between North Korea and the United States. He has figured out the problem and tried hard to fix it. He made our meeting with the U.S. possible.”

4) “Moving forward, we will work on the security and peace of our surrounding nations through joint communication.”

5) “Thanks to President Moon’s efforts, the relationship with the U.S. will improve, and I show my sincere gratitude toward him as a representative of the citizens and political party of North Korea.”

6) “Firstly, I sincerely appreciate Chairman Kim and First Lady Ri’s warm welcome toward us. It has exceeded all expectations.” -South Korean President Moon Jae-in

7) “Panmunjom’s spring has led to Pyongyang’s autumn. We have met three times in five months, along with the Pyeongchang Olympics, and before that Chairman Kim’s New Year’s address. In Chairman Kim’s address, there was a strong decision. This path was decided by Chairman Kim and I thank him for his efforts to open up a new era.”

8) “I’m surprised at how much Pyongyang has developed. The mountains are covered in trees.”

9) “I admire Chairman Kim for his efforts to improve the lives of his citizens. I expect a lot from him.”

10) “However, the burden on our shoulders is not light. I hope this meeting ends with a great result that can be a Chuseok gift for 80 million Koreans.”

11) “The world is watching. I want to show them a result of prosperity and peace.”

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Kong Seong-ryong
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Josh Doyle