Several Korean security officials staged fashion diplomacy this week, wearing a jacket embroidered with a peninsula relationship to ease the date of commemoration, and releasing goodwill to North Korea.
AFP reported on the 20th that about 10 officials from the National Security Office of the South Korean Presidential Palace in Cheong Wa Dae wore a dark blue jacket with a string of 12 digits 615104427919 embroidered behind them. This string of numbers is grouped into groups of three, representing four important anniversaries of the easing of relations between Korea and North Korea.
615 On June 15, 2000, the then North Korean top leader Kim Jong Il and then South Korean President Kim Dae-jung met in Pyongyang and signed the North-South Joint Declaration to initiate the process of reconciliation and exchanges between the DPRK and the ROK.
104 On October 4, 2007, Kim Jong Il and then South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun held the second summit meeting between North Korea and South Korea in Pyongyang. The two sides issued a declaration on the development of North-South relations and peace and prosperity.
427 refers to Kim Jong-un, the top leader of North Korea, who set foot on Korean land for the first time on April 27, 2018. He met with South Korean President Wen Zai and signed the Panmunjom Declaration at the Peace House on the Korean side of Panmunjom.
919 means Kim Jong-un and Wen Zai met again in Pyongyang on September 19 last year and signed the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration.
This coat was made last year. An official told AFP reporters that they spontaneously customized and wore them at work, hoping that the spirit of active dialogue would remain alive. He said: We hope that these figures will be embroidered behind the jacket, so that we can remember these important dates and express our hopes for a meeting with the Korean and Korean leaders.
Kun Zhengen promised to Wendeng in September last year that he will visit Seoul, the capital of South Korea, in the near future. If he does, he will become the first North Korean leader to visit Seoul. (Bao Xuelin)