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S. Korean envoys meet Kim to prepare for summit
    2018-09-06  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

SOUTH KOREA said its envoys met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang yesterday to prepare for a third inter-Korean summit later this month, with hopes of putting momentum back into stalled talks between the North and the United States on denuclearization.

Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump reached a broad but unspecific agreement on denuclearization at a Singapore summit in June, but those talks have stalled since Trump canceled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s trip to North Korea last month.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s special envoys were led by the national security chief at the presidential Blue House, Chung Eui-yong, and the delegation included director of the National Intelligence Service, Suh Hoon.

The envoys held talks with Kim, delivered Moon’s letter, and had dinner with unspecified North Korean officials, according to Blue House spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom.

“The envoys would return after the dinner,” the spokesman said in a statement, adding further details will be announced today.

The 11-member delegation was greeted in Pyongyang by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of a North Korean committee in charge of cross-border affairs, who has steered high-level inter-Korean talks, according to Moon’s press secretary Yoon Young-chan.

They held a 20-minute meeting with Ri and Kim Yong Chol, who played a key role with Pompeo in arranging the Singapore summit, Yoon said without elaborating.

The United States and North Korea are at odds over whether denuclearization or a step towards the normalization of bilateral relations by declaring the end of the 1950-53 Korean War should come first.

Chung said Tuesday he wanted to discuss with Pyongyang officials ways to achieve the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The North’s Kim made his first public appearance in 16 days to pay respects at the funeral of Ju Kyu Chang, North Korean state media KCNA reported yesterday.

Ju was a leading contributor to North Korea’s successful development of its nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles and space program, according to the Stimson Center’s 38 North, a website that specializes in analysis of North Korea.

(SD-Agencies)

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