South Korean team to discuss inter-Korean summit with the North
A high-level South Korean delegation will fly to North Korea this week to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has today named his top security adviser as a special envoy to the North to discuss details before his planned meeting in Pyongyang with Kim Jong-un. Here's more.
Chung Eui-yong will lead five-member delegation to North Korea
Chung Eui-yong, Head of the Presidential National Security Office, will lead a five-member delegation to the North's capital on Wednesday, Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said. The delegation, which also includes South Korea's Spy Chief Suh Hoon, will fly to Pyongyang via a rare direct route across the inter-Korean border for their day trip. It will be Chung's second visit to the North since March.
Moon, Kim have met twice so far
Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have met face-to-face twice, the first during a historic summit at the border truce village of Panmunjom in April. They met a second time in Panmunjom in May as they scrambled to salvage plans for a summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump in Singapore, which eventually went ahead on June 12.
Moon, Kim agreed to hold third summit
Moon and Kim have since agreed to hold a third summit in Pyongyang at an unspecified date in September.