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Moon-Kim hotline likely to be set up this week

IANS  |  Seoul 

A between South Korean and North Korean leader for a direct dialogue is likely to be set up later this week, a senior said on Tuesday.

Im Jong-seok, of staff for Moon, told a press briefing that the was due to be installed around Friday as talks had already been held twice on that issue, reported.

He said that the exact date of the first Moon-Kim conversation via the telephone was yet to be decided.

Moon and Kim agreed to hold their first face-to-face meeting on April 27 at the border village of They decided to establish a direct and have the first before the summit takes place.

If necessary, Im said, the possibility was always open for Chung Eui-yong, of the of the (Presidential House), or Suh Hoon, of the (NIS), to visit before the inter-Korean summit.

As special emissaries for Moon, Chung and Suh met Kim in in early March when the two Koreas agreed to hold the third-ever inter-Korean summit in late April.

Im said communication channels with North through South Korea's intelligence agency were always open.

He added that many issues would be discussed between the two sides during the second round of working-level talks for security, protocol and for the Moon-Kim summit.

The working-level dialogue is set to be held on Wednesday in

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 15:34 IST
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