Korean chiefs to meet in demilitarized zone early Friday

  26 April 2018    Read: 820
Korean chiefs to meet in demilitarized zone early Friday

The leaders of South and North Koreas will meet at 9:30 a.m. Seoul time (00:30GMT) on Friday for a rare summit, the South Korean presidential secretary said.

The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, and North's leader Kim Jong-un will meet at the military demarcation line in Panmunjom, spokesman Im Jong-seok told reporters on Thursday.

Official dialogue between Kim and Moon will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Peace House in Panmunjom, an hour after Kim is scheduled the cross the border at 9:30 a.m..

He said Kim would be accompanied by his younger sister Kim Yo-jong, as well as several high-ranking officials, including the North's ceremonial president Kim Jong-nam, Chief of the General Staff Ri Myong-su and Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho.

A tree planting ceremony that will symbolize "peace and prosperity" is scheduled for later that day, Im added.

At the end of talks, Kim and Moon will sign a pact and make an announcement, Im said. Later, they will have dinner on the southern side of the border and watch a video clip themed "Spring of One" before wrapping up, he added.

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