|South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10, 2017.(File photo by=Jung Yeon-je via AFP/Getty Images)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] President Moon Jae-in said Friday that South Korea will be able to reach the path of peace and unification unless it gives up hope for dialogue with North Korea.
Speaking at a meeting with a group of Buddhist community leaders at Cheong Wa Dae, Moon noted the two Koreas will mark the second anniversary on Saturday of his Pyongyang summit deal with the North's leader Kim Jong-un."If (we) don't give up hope for meetings and dialogue, we will surely move on to the path of peace and unification," the president said.Moon pointed out that he and Kim had declared their commitment to peace on the Korean Peninsula in front of 80 million Koreans and the world.
He requested the Buddhist sector's support, saying the religion has been a "force" for South Korea to overcome hardships. He requested that the Buddhist community help efforts to open the way for inter-Korean exchanges and advance the path of peace on the peninsula. Moon also expressed his gratitude to the local Buddhist community for helping the government's campaign against the novel coronavirus.(Yonhap)