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Seoul, Pyongyang to hold high-level talks on May 16 — Yonhap

May 15, 6:58 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The sides are expected to discuss measures related to implementation of agreements reached at the intra-Korean summit in April

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North Korean and South Korean leaders, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in

North Korean and South Korean leaders, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in

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TASS, May 15. The two Koreas have agreed to hold high-level talks on Wednesday, May 16, in the Panmunjom border crossing point, the Yonhap news agency reported with reference to the South Korean unification ministry.

North Korea plans to send a delegation of 29 people to the meeting, including officials responsible for sports and economy areas, as well as journalists, the agency said. South Korea’s delegation will be led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon.

The sides are expected to discuss measures related to implementation of agreements reached at the intra-Korean summit in April.

Pyongyang initiated the high-level talks earlier on Tuesday.

On April 27, North Korean and South Korean leaders, Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in, met in the border village of Panmunjom for a historic summit, the first in more than a decade. They signed a joint Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula. Seoul and Pyongyang reaffirmed that their common objective is the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and reached an agreement on continuing active top-level dialogue.

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