North & South Korea Summit Date Fixed for April

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According to South Korean officials, North and South Korea will hold their first summit in more than ten years on Friday the 27th of April. This is following North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledging his commitment to denuclearisation as the tensions ease between old enemies.

South Korean officials announced the summit date after high-profile talks with the North Korean officials. It has been said that the agenda of the summit would largely concern the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and an improvement of inter-Korean relations.

Both counterparts have agreed to have the summit at the border truce village of Panmunjom where South Korean President Moon Jae-in sent a delegation to Pyongyang in March to meet with the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un.

In addition, Thursday’s meeting was the first high profile dialogue between both Koreas since the delegation returned from the North. Both sides said in a joint statement that they would hold a working-level meeting on Wednesday April 4th in order to discuss the finer details of the summit with regards to security, staffing support and news releases.