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South Korea holds final rehearsal of forthcoming inter-Korean summit

The main events of the summit are due on Friday

GOYANG /Republic of Korea/ April 26. /TASS/. The South Korean presidential office on Thursday held the final rehearsal of forthcoming talks between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, presidential office spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a news briefing on Thursday.

"We held the final rehearsal of the forthcoming summit. Other persons were posing for the two leaders, which helped check every little detail, such as where other delegates will stand and when the two leaders meet," Kim Eui-kyeom said. "The honor guard rehearsed the musical greeting."

Moon was absent from the rehearsal. The spokesman said the president was getting ready for talks due on Friday. The president is very positively minded, the presidential office spokesman said.

The main events of the summit are due on Friday, April 27.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are set to meet at the joint border village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone. The North Korean leader will cross the inter-Korean border on foot to be welcomed by his South Korean counterpart. The two leaders will proceed to the Peace House for talks. Moon and Kim will end the historic summit by planting a tree symbolizing peace and prosperity in the Korean Peninsula. Also, they will attend the final ceremony and jointly watch a video, projected to the fa·ade of the Peace House, about the past, the present day and the future of the Korean Peninsula.