July 20, 2018 13:23
President Moon Jae-in is expected to visit Pyongyang in late August for another meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Cheong Wa Dae on Thursday held a meeting to review progress in the agreement the two leader signed in their historic summit on April 27
"The meeting was held to prepare for a visit by [Moon] to Pyongyang in the autumn as he had promised at the summit," a government official said. "It's possible that he will visit Pyongyang in late August."
In a recent interview with the Straits Times of Singapore, Moon said he is focusing on implementing the agreement rather than on his visit to Pyongyang.
But now Cheong Wa Dae believes there is an urgent need to break the stalemate in denuclearization talks with the North, so Moon could visit Pyongyang earlier than expected.
The Cheong Wa Dae meeting concentrated on how to prepare for the third summit between the two Korean leaders, but officials also discussed a mooted denuclearization process and a trilateral summit between the two Koreas and the U.S. in New York during the UN General Assembly session in September.
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