Politics 09-08-2018

Pyongyang and Seoul agree to start preparations for the new summit on August 13

Pyongyang and Seoul agreed to start preparations for the new bilateral summit on August 13, the Yonhap news agency quoted the South Korean Unification Ministry as saying.

"The high-level talks will be held on Monday [August 13] on the north side of the village of Panmunjom, which separates the two Koreas," the paper reported.

It is pointed out that during the meeting the parties foresee "reviewing the implementation of the agreements approved during the previous summit and discussing the preparations for a new meeting of their leaders".

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met twice this year on April 27 and May 26.

In the Declaration of Panmunjom, adopted during the April summit , the two sides reaffirmed the goal of achieving complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, ending hostile actions, resuming meetings of families separated by the 1950- 53 and improve bilateral relations, including the opening of a joint liaison office in the border city of Kaesong.


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