President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are meeting for a second summit in Hanoi on 27-28 February. The first summit in Singapore did not lead to the announced concrete outcomes. While North Korea has refrained from testing any missiles, there has been little progress on the ‘complete and verifiable destruction’ of the DPRK’s nuclear weapons. North Korea is trying to link any such moves with a lifting of UN sanctions, now often breached by various actors. The EU is not directly involved but has been a strong supporter of the sanctions regime. If there is an agreement, however, it is likely that the EU may be asked to provide technical and economic assistance to the DPRK.
To discuss the outcome of the Hanoi summit, the EU-Asia Centre and the KF-VUB Korea Chair invite you to a panel discussion from 17:00-18:30 on Wednesday 6 March at the Brussels Press Club, 95 Rue Froissart, 1000 Brussels.
Wednesday, 6 March 2019, Brussels Press Club
17:00 – 17:15 Registration
17:15 – 18:00 Panel Discussion
- James Moran, Senior Advisor, EU-Asia Centre
- Ramon Pacheco Pardo, KF-VUB Korea Chair, Institute for European Studies (VUB), and Reader in International Relations, King’s College London
- Lisa Picheny, Political Officer, NATO
- Dustin Dockiewicz, Political Section, US Mission to the EU
- Bruno Hellendorff, Joint Research Fellow, Egmont/EPC
- Il Eung Kim, Counsellor, Mission of the Republic of Korea to the EU
18:00 – 18:30 Q&A
Please register using this link.