Camp David, who meets the leaders of Korea, the United States, and Japan, is…World Summit Diplomatic Stage

Camp David, who meets the leaders of Korea, the United States, and Japan, is…World Summit Diplomatic Stage

The Korea-U.S.-Japan Summit will be held at Camp David on the 18th of next month.

This is the official retreat of the President of the United States and the site of a history of important diplomatic agreements.

I’m correspondent Kim Tae-jong from San Francisco

Camp David is located in the Kataktin Mountains of Maryland, about 100 kilometers north of the capital, Washington, D.C.

It was first built in 1942 under former President Franklin Roosevelt as a vacation spot for federal employees.

President Roosevelt first visited in 1943 and former President Harry Truman officially designated it as a presidential holiday villa.

Since then, it has become a place where U.S. presidents often rest and work on weekends.

It was named Camp David in 1953 by former President Dwight Eisenhower after his father and grandson.

On top of that, it was classified as a military facility managed by the U.S. Navy, and a “camp,” which means a military base, was added.

The 730,000㎡ site includes recreational facilities such as a promenade, golf practice range, tennis court, swimming pool, bowling alley, horseback riding course, and movie theater, as well as offices, conference rooms, and accommodations.

It is also famous as a “fountain” where world leaders met and reached an agreement.

Roosevelt discussed ways to end the war with former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, the first foreign leader to visit the country in 1943, by laying the foundation for the Normandy landings that changed the course of World War II.

There was also a meeting between President Eisenhower and Soviet Communist Party Secretary Nikita Khrushchev in 1959, which agreed to avoid a military confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union.

In 1978, under President Jimmy Carter, there was a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt called the Camp David Agreement.

It was also used as a place to discuss the U.S. response after the September 11 attacks, and under former President Barack Obama, the G8 summit and the Gulf summit were also held.


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