S.Korea, DPRK start high-level talks to discuss date, venue for inter-Korean summit

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-13 10:06:35|Editor: mmm
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SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) launched high-level talks on Monday to discuss the date and venue for a third summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.

The talks started at 10 a.m. local time (0100 GMT) in Tongilgak, a DPRK building at the border village of Panmunjom, according to the joint press corps report.

The South Korean delegation was led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, while Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, headed the DPRK delegation.

The two sides would discuss the schedule and venue for the third summit between the current leaders of the two Koreas.

Moon and Kim met in Panmunjom on April 27 for the first time, agreeing to hold another summit in Pyongyang in the fall. They met again on May 26.

Before the Moon-Kim summit, the inter-Korean summit meetings have ever held only twice in 2000 and 2007 each in the capital city of the DPRK.