North, South Korea To Hold Summit In September
The leaders of North and South Korea will hold a summit in Pyongyang in September, both countries announced Monday.
It will be the third in-person meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Representatives from the two Koreas announced the September meeting after a round of high-level talks between officials from Pyongyang and Seoul at the DMZ on Monday.
Ri Son Gwon, North Korea’s point man for inter-Korean relations, told reporters that the date has been set, but would not confirm exactly when in September the meeting would be held.
However, Cho Myoung-gyon, Ri’s South Korean counterpart, appeared to dispute that both sides have settled on a specific date, telling reporters that “it needs to be discussed further.”
Kim Eui-keum, a spokesman for Moon, said that holding the summit in early September would be difficult due to logistics.