On June 13, 2000, the leaders of North and South Korea met for the first time since the nation split more than 50 years earlier. Since 2000, there has been only one other inter-Korea summit, in 2007.The first inter-Korea summit is largely regarded as a success of South Korean President Kim Dae Jung’s “Sunshine Policy” toward the north. The Sunshine Policy created more open diplomatic relations, and Kim was awarded the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for his work.The inter-Korea summit strengthened diplomatic relations between the Koreas. An agreement reached at the summit arranged for landmark meetings between family members separated after the Korean War and promised “economic cooperation . . . and exchanges in civic, cultural, sports, health, environmental and all other fields.”
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry border Noun
natural or artificial line separating two pieces of land.
Encyclopedic Entry: border civic Adjective
having to do with citizenship or public service.
to fall apart completely.
the act of working together.
demilitarized zone (DMZ) Noun
area not controlled by any government, and where it is illegal to station troops.
diplomatic relations Noun
the formal ties between nations.
having to do with money.
significant event or achievement.
political unit made of people who share a common territory.
Encyclopedic Entry: nation Nobel Peace Prize Noun
award recognizing the contributions of a person or organization to "work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace."
nuclear weapon Noun
explosive device that draws power from the splitting and combining of atomic nuclei.
set of actions or rules.
to consider or pay attention to.
meeting or conference of top leaders.
uncomfortable relationship between two people or groups.
risky undertaking, especially a business investment.