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  • Two Koreas Hold High-Level Talks Before Possible Pyongyang Summit
President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet for second time in late May.

President Moon Jae-in (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meet for second time in late May.

[Anchor]

South and North Korean officials are holding high-level talks to discuss preparations for a third summit between their leaders, possibly in Pyongyang.

The meeting began at 10 a.m. at the northern side of the truce village of Panmunjom.

Our Jenny Hur reports.

[Reporter]

South Korea's four-member delegation, led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, headed to the demilitarized zone this morning to meet their North Korean counterparts.

Minister Cho told reporters that they will discuss the overall implementation of agreements made in the Panmunjom Declaration and other issues of mutual concern.

He added both sides will also exchange views regarding a third summit between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this fall.

The two Koreas are seeking a breakthrough as little progress is being made on denuclearization negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington, despite the Singapore summit in June and several visits to the North by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said today's talks will likely determine the time, place and size of the South's delegation to the North for the proposed summit.

They are also expected to review economic cooperation, such as connecting and modernizing cross-border railways and roads.

Other issues that could be put on the table include another North Korean concert and joint basketball matches to be held in Seoul in the coming months.

Jenny Hur, eFM News.■

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