North Korea Gives The Names Of Delegates For Next High-Level Talks To South Korea

Grace Woo, March 28, 2018, 9:10 a.m.

North Korea notified South Korea of the names of the officials it will send to a high-level inter-Korean meeting intended to discuss the details of a summit the two Koreas are preparing to hold in April, the unification ministry here said Wednesday. The North's delegation will be led by Ri Son-gwon, the head of North Korea's state agency in charge of affairs with the South. According to the ministry, he will be accompanied by two other officials -- Jon Jong-su and Kim Myong-il.

They will meet with their South Korean counterparts, who will be led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the Tongilgak building on the northern side of the border truce village Panmunjom.

The meeting comes as South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un plan to hold a summit in late April at Panmunjom after more than a year of tensions sparked by the North's nuclear and missile programs.

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