President Moon to spend his summer holiday at military facility this week
SEOUL, July 29 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in plans to spend most of his summer holiday at a military installation this week without outside activities, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said Sunday.
Moon, whose holiday will run from Monday to Friday, is expected to spend his holiday contemplating state affairs ranging from North Korea's denuclearization to military reforms.
The president will not be communicating with people during his holiday, it added. Last year, Moon met citizens at a mountain in PyeongChang that he visited to rev up the Olympic mood ahead of the Winter Games.
"The president will be briefed even during the holiday if an emergency situation happens," a presidential official said. "That's why a military installation was chosen for the venue of the holiday."
Moon has spent hectic months so far this year amid rapprochement with North Korea that was highlighted by Moon's summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and a summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump in June.
But since then, U.S.-North Korea negotiations over Pyongyang's denuclearization appear to be making little progress, thereby compelling the chief executive to play a mediating role.
Also Moon is facing the task of boosting the slowing economy and carrying out a set of reforms for the military and other agencies.
Source: Yonhap News Agency