North And South Korea To Hold Talks On May 16

Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In in the border village of Panmunjom, the venue for the inter-Korean summit. Korea Summit Peace Pool / Reuters

Reuters: North, South Korea to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16 to discuss steps needed to uphold the pledge to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said.

The meeting will discuss specific plans needed to carry out the April 27 inter-Korea summit declaration, which includes pledges to finally end a seven-decade war this year, and pursue “complete denuclearization”.

“The South and North will hold a high-level inter-Korea meeting on May 16 in the Peace House in Panmunjom, to discuss implementation of ‘Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula,” the Unification Ministry said in a statement.

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Update #1: 2 Koreas agree to hold high-level talks Wednesday -- Yonhap News Agency
Update #2: Koreas to hold fresh meeting on carrying out summit vows -- AP

WNU Editor: Both Korean governments are moving very fast to implement what was agreed upon on the April 27 inter-Korea summit declaration. No one is interested in slowing down or delaying the process. This is unprecedented for the North Koreans. In the past they were masters on going slow, and always delaying implementing understandings and agreements. Now we see the reverse. They want everything done now.

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