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- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will come face-to-face again in September, though an official date has not yet been released.
- The two are slated to meet in Pyongyang.
- The move follows through on promises made during their April summit where they agreed to pursue a peace treaty to end the decades-long war between them.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will come face-to-face again in September, following through on promises made during their April summit.
The agreement was discussed Monday during high-level talks between North and South Korean officials. Talks were held on the Northern side of the Panmunjom truce village that separates the Koreas.
The South’s Unification Ministry released a joint press release confirming the meeting.
“The two sides seriously discussed the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration and seriously discussed the issues to be more actively implemented,” it read. “They also agreed to hold the inter-Korean summit meeting in Pyongyang in September.”
It did not specify a date.
The summit meeting would mark the third time Moon and Kim have come face-to-face.
In April, the leaders met for the first time in an historic summit, where they agreed to pursue a peace treaty to end their decades-long war that ended in an armistice in 1953.
Kim became the first North Korean leader to ever cross over to South Korean soil, and the two agreed to hold another summit in autumn, this time on the Northern side.
The two also held a surprise meeting in May, in anxious preparation for a planned summit between Kim and President Donald Trump.
In June, Kim and Trump met for the first time and signed a “comprehensive” and “historic” agreement – according to Trump – which called for establishing new US-North Korea relations, building a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, upholding the agreement reached in April between Kim and Moon Jae-in, and recovering prisoner of war remains.
The North also agreed to “commit to work towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” though the international community is still waiting to see if the North will begin to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
North Korea is believed to have followed through on its return of the remains of US service members who died during the Korean War. However, recent discussions between the US and North Korea have gone sour, and North Korea is growing impatient under crippling sanctions that remain in place.