Koreas working on final details of North-South summit

By Jennie Oh  |  April 15, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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SEOUL, April 15 (UPI) -- Days away from North and South Korea's first summit in more than a decade, officials are finalizing arrangements this week.

Yonhap reported Sunday that an additional working-level meeting will be held Wednesday at the Tongilgak, a North Korean building at the Panmunjom truce village on the inter-Korean border.

After the protocol, security, media coverage and other technical details of the summit are finalized during the talks, a high-level meeting is expected between South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon and Ri Son-gwon, chairman of the North's agency for inter-Korean affairs.

Seoul has announced, "Peace, a New Beginning," will be the slogan for the inter-Korean talks.

Presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told reporters Sunday that the slogan indicates the start of world peace through the first inter-Korean meeting in 11 years, followed by the first-ever summit between the United States and North Korea.

The South's organizing committee for the cross-border talks will also launch a web page to post updates in real time, in efforts to initiate public communication and transparency, News 1 reported.

The website will be accessible starting Tuesday at www.koreasummit.kr.

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