Thank you to Bruce Harrison for this piece which appears on the sites of NBC News and America Online.
At each previous inter-Korean summit, Hwang said, attempts have been made at peace without holding North Korea accountable for its human rights abuses.
Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in last month announced a joint declaration that largely focused on peace and military non-aggression following their meeting at the DMZ.
The agreement also sets out a plan to restart family reunions — infrequent gatherings of families separated by the Korean War. There’s no specific mention of abductees.
“I’ve realized that South Korea alone isn’t going to be able to help me resolve this issue,” said Hwang.