Next summit between North and South Korea to be held in Pyongyang in September
The decision was made after a high-level meeting between the two countries on Monday.
North Korea will host South Korean President Moon Jae-in next month for a summit with its leader Kim Jong-un at its Capital city Pyongyang, the Yonhap news agency reported. The decision was made after a high-level meeting between the two countries on Monday.
The two leaders had met during a historic peace summit in South Korea’s border village of Panmunjom on April 27, when they agreed to end the Korean War and make efforts to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. They held another surprise meeting a month later at the same location in an effort to save Pyongyang’s planned summit with the United States in June.
Monday’s meeting was held between delegations led by South Korea’s Minister of Unification Cho Myoung-gyon and his counterpart from the North, Ri Son-gwon, at Panmunjom, Reuters reported.
“We agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit within September in Pyongyang,” the joint press statement said. “We also reviewed the implementation situations of the Panmunjom Declaration [of April] and held consultations in a sincere manner on matters related to its more active enforcement.”
The two countries have not announced a date for the summit.