“The South and the North have agreed to hold a third inter-Korean
summit at the Peace House at the Panmunjom truce village in late
April,” said National Security Office Chief Chung Eui-yong.
Chung, who led a special delegation from the South to the
North, announced the results of his mission in the evening of March 6
at the Chunchugwan Press Center at Cheong Wa Dae after returning from
his two-day journey to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim
“The North clearly expressed its commitment to
the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and said it would have no
reason to possess nuclear weapons should the safety of its regime be
guaranteed and if military threats against the North were removed,
said the senior presidential security adviser.
said that, “The North expressed its will to have candid dialogue with
the U.S. for discussing the issue of denuclearization and the
normalization of Pyongyang-Washington ties.”
clearly stated that it would not resume any strategic, provocative
acts, such as additional nuclear tests or the firing of ballistic
missiles. As the talks continue, they also vowed neither to use any
nuclear weapons nor any conventional weapon toward the South,” he
After reporting the results of the delegation’s
trip to President Moon Jae-in upon returning to Seoul, Chung said that
the two sides would work together on more detailed working-level
negotiations. He said that the two sides agreed to set up a hot line
between the two leaders to ease military tensions and to further
enhance close consultations.
He also said that both
sides agreed to have their first telephone conversation before the
third inter-Korean summit.
The meeting between the North Korean leader and high-ranking
officials and the South’s special delegation took place in the main
building of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang on March 5.
Meeting participants included Kim Yo-jong, deputy director for the
Workers’ Party’s Department of Propaganda and Agitation, who also
attended the Opening Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic
Games, and Kim Yong-chol, vice chairman of the North Korean Central
Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, who attended the Closing
Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Chung added that
the North invited a South Koran troupe of taekwondo performers and a
group of musicians and dancers to Pyongyang in order to maintain the
recent mood of reconciliation and cooperation between the two Koreas,
backed by the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.
Source : KOCIS(korea.net)