South Korea temporarily stopped propaganda on the border with the North to create a friendly atmosphere before the meeting of President Mun Zhe In with North Korean leader Kim Jong-no.
As explained in the South Korean leadership, the decision will allow the two countries to stop the “flow of criticism and propaganda” against each other. It is not known whether the suspension of propaganda was permanent, or whether it will continue after the president’s visit. The meeting between the two leaders will be held on April 27.
This is the first time since 2016, when Seoul interrupts radio propaganda in the direction of its neighbors. On the border with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, several dozen speakers have been installed, which turned radio programs, news, pop music, and criticism of the DPRK government. The last time the broadcast was restored in 2016 after nuclear tests.