Pyongyang, Seoul officials meet to discuss leaders’ summit

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Seoul, April 18 (IANS) Representatives of North and South Korea on Wednesday held a preparatory meeting on protocols and security at their shared border ahead of the historic summit between its leaders next week.

The meeting took place in the “truce village” of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone where South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet for the first time on April 27, reports Efe news.

Wednesday’s meeting focused on matters related to protocol and the security of the leaders, as well as the arrangement of numerous accredited national and international media for coverage of the summit, according to Seoul’s Presidential Office.

There could be another high-level meeting at the end of this week to conclude all preparations for the first meeting between the leaders of both countries in 11 years.

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It is expected that denuclearization will be one of the key points of the historic talks between Kim and Moon.

In addition, South Korean media suggested that a possible agreement between the two countries could be negotiated to announce an end to the war that started in 1950 and concluded with the Korean War armistice in 1953, which has never been replaced by a definitive peace treaty.

–IANS

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