S.Korea's Moon to meet N.Korea's Kim at border for summit

news.trust.org | 4/25/2018 | Staff
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SEOUL, April 26 (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will greet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday as the latter crosses a military demarcation line to enter the South for the first summit between the two sides in more than a decade, South Korea said.

South Korean honour guards will then escort the leaders to a welcome ceremony at a plaza in Panmunjom, the border village where the summit is to be held, the South's presidential chief of staff, Im Jong-seok, told a media briefing.

Dialogue - Kim - Moon - Am - GMT

Official dialogue between Kim and Moon will begin at 10:30 a.m. (0130 GMT) at the Peace House in Panmunjom, an hour after Kim is scheduled the cross the border at 9:30 a.m. (0030 GMT).

"This summit will focus more on denuclearisation and securing of permanent peace than anything else," Im said on Thursday.

Korea - Officials - Summit - Denuclearisation - Peace

"I feel North Korea is sending their key military officials to the summit as they too, believe denuclearisation and peace are important."

Kim will be accompanied by nine officials, among them his sister, Kim Yo Jong, who led the North's delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea in February and Kim Yong Nam, the North's nominal head of state.

Addition - Kim - Yong - Chol - Intelligence

In addition, there will be Kim Yong Chol, a former intelligence chief and Choe Hwi, the chairman of a sports panel. The North sent athletes to...
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