South Koreans celebrate summit anniversary, but N. Korea’s a no-show
PANMUNJOM, South Korea — A spectacular light show decorated a building and one of South Korea’s most famous K-pop stars sang John Lennon’s peace anthem “Imagine.”
For a few hours on Saturday, the truce village of Panmunjom was turned into an outdoor concert hall as South Korea celebrated the first anniversary of the first inter-Korean summit.
The North Koreans, however, were nowhere in sight and their side of the Joint Security Area that straddles the heavily fortified border was silent.
The contrast underscored how much the situation has deteriorated since nuclear talks with the United States stalled, setting back President Moon Jae-in’s hopes for peace.
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