Live Broadcasts from Inter-Korean Summit Planned

      April 19, 2018 09:32

      North and South Korea have agreed to provide some live coverage of the inter-Korean summit next week, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday.

      A Cheong Wa Dae spokesman said the two sides "agreed to let the world know via live coverage the main itinerary and events of the historic North-South summit starting with the handshake between the two leaders."

      He said the "broad framework" of the summit has now been agreed, but additional negotiations are needed about protocol, security and media coverage.

      South Korea proposed the live coverage in the first meeting of working-level officials on April 5, and North Korea agreed in the latest round of meetings.

      Kim Jong-un will become the first North Korean leader to set foot on South Korean soil on live TV when he arrives on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom.

      A Cheong Wa Dae official declined to say whether Kim will cross the military demarcation line by car or on foot. He said it is "too early to say" whether he will be accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-ju.

      The summit will start at 10 a.m. and last until the afternoon.

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