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South Korea, North Korea may hold talks next week to discuss new summit

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South Korea and North Korea will hold a high-level meeting on August 13 to discuss preparations for a new summit between the two leaders, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday citing the unification ministry.
The talks will be held in Panmunjom, a village on the border between the two Koreas. South Korea’s delegation will be led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon. No details have been provided on who will represent North Korea.
Besides the issues on arranging the new high-level meeting the sides will also hash over the implementation of the agreements reached at the previous summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
On April 27, the North Korean and South Korean leaders met in the border village of Panmunjom for a historic summit, the first in more than a decade. They signed a joint Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula. Seoul and Pyongyang reaffirmed that their common objective is the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and reached an agreement on continuing active top-level dialogue.
Since the beginning of the year amid North Korea’s decision to halt nuclear and ballistic missile tests and the international dialogue, tensions on the Korean Peninsula eased. The North Korean leader held a number of bilateral meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, US President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.


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