North-South Korea Summit Set for Mid-September

A five-person South Korean delegation, led by President Moon Jae-in's top security adviser, visited the North Korean capital Wednesday and agreed to hold an inter-Korean Summit September 18-20. South Korea's national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said Thursday that high-level talks will be held early next week at Panmunjom "to discuss protocol, security, communications and media coverage as a part of preparations for the summit." Wednesday's meeting took place amid the backdrop of U.S. President Donald Trump's abrupt cancellation of a trip to North Korea by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, because the White House felt Pyongyang had not made sufficient progress toward denuclearization.  The one-day meeting between North and South Korea focused on establishing permanent peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula and practical measures of denuclearization. "Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment for complete denuclearization of Korean peninsula," said Chung, "and expressed his willingness for close cooperation not...


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