In a breakthrough move, Pyongyang and Seoul have finally set a date for a summit between the two nations’ leaders. The meeting – the third ever of this kind – will be on April 27.
The summit will take place in the demilitarized zone in the village of Panmunjom, 53km north of Seoul.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are scheduled to meet at the Peace House in the ‘truce village,’ South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported. The date and place for these rare talks were made public after negotiations between high-level officials on Thursday.
The summit will be the third in the history of the two nations. The previous two meetings, both of which had political and economic issues on the agenda, were held in 2000 and 2007.
Representatives of the two Koreas are also said to be set to gather on April 4 to sort out the details of the upcoming high-profile meeting.
News of the summit follows another milestone event – Kim’s surprise trip to China, which was his first foreign trip since assuming power. He arrived at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and stayed for an unofficial four-day visit.
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