UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – DPRK leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to hold talks at the highest level on June 1, according to a statement by the North Korean Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (CPAC) following a meeting of the two leaders on Saturday.
Earlier, the administration of the South Korean president reported that Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un held a meeting on Saturday at the Panmunjom negotiating post in the demilitarized zone. This is the second meeting of the two leaders.
The first took place in April this year.
“The top leaders of the North and South agreed to hold talks on the high level of the two countries on June 1 and speed up negotiations in various fields, including military and Red Cross negotiations,” the statement said. It is also noted that the leaders agreed on more frequent bilateral meetings.
Both sides announced their intention to implement the declaration on April 27 as soon as possible. In addition, Kim Jong-un confirmed his “firm intention” to hold a summit with the US, writes TsTAK.
At the end of April, the first summit in 10 years between the leaders of South Korea and the DPRK took place. Kim Jong-un was the first North Korean leader to cross the military demarcation line into South Korea’s zone of responsibility. As a result of the summit, a joint declaration was adopted in which the DPRK and South Korea announced their intention to seek the full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, improve relations, striving for common prosperity and peaceful reunification.