Koreas to hold meeting next week

Seoul : North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South next week to discuss the details about an inter-Korean summit.

The South Korean news agency, Yonhap quoted the Ministry of Unification as saying on Saturday that North Korea has given its nod to the South’s proposal for the talks.

South Korea’s Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon will lead a three-member delegation.

The Unification Ministry said in a release, “North Korea delivered its agreement via the border communication channel today, saying it will send a three-member delegation headed by Ri Son-gwon, chairman of the Committee for Peaceful Reunification.”

“The government will make full preparations for the inter-Korean summit through the March 29 talks,” it added.

Earlier on Thursday, Seoul had informed the Pyongyang via a border communication channel of its proposal for the talks.

Leaders of both countries are expected to hold a meeting on the sidelines on the summit, which will take place in late April.

In the year 2000 and 2007 was the last time when South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a meeting. (ANI)