Executive Intelligence Review


Two Koreas Plan High-Level Meeting To Prepare for Summit

Aug. 9, 2018 (EIRNS)—The Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea agreed today to hold high-level talks on Aug. 13 at the border village of Panmunjom, according to Seoul’s Unification Ministry, Xinhua reported. North Korea had proposed to South Korea earlier in the day holding a senior-level dialogue on Aug. 13 to implement the April 27 Panmunjom Declaration.

Although it’s not clear when another summit may take place, if the April 27 summit agreements are followed through on, the leaders will likely meet in Pyongyang in the next couple of months, Associated Press reported.

AP’s report cited an unnamed South Korean official at the Unification Ministry, who said the two Koreas will also discuss ways to push through tension-reduction agreements made during the earlier summit between Chairman Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Those agreements including holding another inter-Korean summit in the fall in Pyongyang.