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North and South Korea Agree To Pyongyang Summit To Take Forward Diplomatic Talks

In a move significant to the thawing political climate on the Korean peninsula, South Korean President Moon Jae-In and North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un have agreed to meet for a third time in Pyongyang, in an effort to normalize relations between the two countries. The two last met in April when they signed the Panmunjom Declaration that called for the formal ending of the Korean War.

The announcement came after a new round of talks between the two Koreas on the DMZ and the scheduled meeting between the two heads of State is likely to dispel some worries in the West about the nuclearization of North Korea and a possible confrontation in the future against the United States of America.

It is yet unclear however, what the primary subject of the new round of talks between the leaders might be, even though some have suggested that demilitarization might the issue on the table.

It is also unclear as to when exactly the North and South Korean delegations and leaders are supposed to meet. While North Korea’s spokesman Ri Son Gwon has stated that both the delegations have decided on a date, South Korea’s Cho Myoung-Gyon has claimed otherwise and said that the exact date is yet to be discussed.

Whatever the date may be, the meet promises to be historic as President Moon will be the first South Korean President to visit Pyongyang in a decade, following the footsteps of former Presidents Kim Dae-Jung and Roh Moo-hyun who met Kim Jong Il in 2000 and 2007 respectively.

The meeting also promises to resolve the impasse that has crippled the negotiations between the United States and North Korea since the historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore.