President Moon shortlisted for Time’s 2018 Person of the Year honor

By Park Gil-ja and Kim Minji

President Moon Jae-in is on the shortlist of candidates for Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year honor.

“Since hosting Kim Jong Un’s sister at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in February, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has met his counterpart from the North in three historic summits on the future of the Korean Peninsula this year, as well as brokering the landmark meeting between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump,” the U.S.-based weekly said on Dec. 10. 

President Moon has held two summits with North Korean leader Kim this year to reduce tension and raise peace prospects on the Korean Peninsula. 

Time announced the shortlist of its 10 nominees for the honor on the “Today Show” of NBC and its final selection will come on Dec. 11. 

President Moon (right) on April 27 crosses the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) separating the two Koreas with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at the truce village of Panmunjeom before their first summit. (2018 Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps)

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