South Korea to send special envoy to North Korea to discuss summit

South Korea said Friday it will send a special envoy to North Korea on Sept. 5 to discuss details of next month’s inter-Korean summit.

The envoy, who was not identified, will discuss such topics as a concrete schedule for the summit, ways to improve inter-Korean relations, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the two Koreas’ goal of reaching a peace settlement, presidential office spokesman Kim Eui Kyum told reporters.

The two sides agreed in high-level talks on Aug. 13 to hold next summit between South Korean President Moon Jae In and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sometime in September in Pyongyang.

It will be the third between the two leaders, who previously met April 27 and May 25 in the truce village of Panmunjeom, located in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

All — Kyodo News+

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