New Korean Summit to be held (UPDATED)
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France 24: North and South Korea agreed Monday to hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, the South’s Yonhap news agency reported following high-level talks in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula.

The two sides “agreed at the meeting to hold a South-North summit in Pyongyang in September as planned”, Yonhap quoted a joint statement as saying, without giving a precise date.

A trip by the South’s President Moon Jae-in to the North’s capital would be the first such visit for more than a decade, as the diplomatic thaw on the peninsula builds.

Earlier

A senior North Korean official suggested Monday that the leaders of North and South Korea may meet in Pyongyang, as envoys from the rival nations discussed setting a summit date and venue amid an ongoing nuclear standoff. (AP)

Senior officials from the rival Koreas met Monday to set a date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, part of an effort to breathe new life into resolving the nuclear standoff between Washington and Pyongyang.

The two leaders, who first met in April in a highly publicized summit and then again in May for more informal talks, previously agreed to meet again sometime in the fall in Pyongyang but released no concrete details.

The meeting Monday at a North Korea-controlled building in the border village of Panmunjom comes amid growing worries about whether North Korea will begin abandoning its nuclear weapons, something officials suggested would happen after Kim’s summit with President Donald Trump in June in Singapore.

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