President Yoon Suk-yeol on Wednesday will attend a ceremony commemorating the May 18th 1980 Pro-Democracy movement in the southwestern city of Gwangju.
All eyes are on what message he will deliver in terms of unity and integration.
The top office said on Tuesday that his trip to the liberal stronghold, -- as a conservative President, is a groundbreaking step towards "new politics" and unity.
Some 100 lawmakers from the People Power Party, members of the Cabinet and senior presidential secretaries are poised to join Yoon on this trip, a rare move by conservative politicians.
The President will be taking the high-speed KTX train and plans to meet the families of those who lost their lives while in Gwangju.