Jokowi invites two Korean ambassadors

Jokowi invites two Korean ambassadors

President Joko Widodo (middle) held a meeting with South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang Beom (left) and North Korean Ambassador to Indonesia An Kwang Il at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (30/4/2018). (ANTARA/Wahyu Putro A)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) invited two ambassadors from South Korea and North Korea to discuss the peace in Korean Peninsula at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.

South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang-beom and North Korean Ambassador An Kwang il arrived at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Monday, around 1:30 p.m. local time.

The two then rode on a golf cart from the guard door at the State Palace to the Merdeka Palace.

 Ambassador Kim and Ambassador An were seen conversing in the vehicle.

President Joko Widodo welcomed the two Korean representatives in one room of Merdeka Palace at 2:00 p.m. local time.

The president greeted the representatives before discussions.

Ambassador An and Ambassador Kim were sitting face-to-face while flanking President Jokowi.

Earlier, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shook hands on Friday (April 27) in a demilitarized zone that restricts them from discussing peace between the two Korean countries.

The high-level inter-Korean meeting at the South Korean Peace Building resulted in the peace agreement set out in the Panmunjeon Declaration.

The first point in the declaration will build mutual prosperity and unity through the enhancement of relations and cooperation between the two countries.

The second point is to emphasize the efforts of both the Koreas in maintaining the stability and security of the region, including reducing military tensions, to avoid war on the Korean Peninsula.

Meanwhile, on the last point, the two countries agreed to actively work together to establish a permanent government regime and conduct peace solidly on the Korean Peninsula.

Reported by Bayu Prasetyo