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Pyongyang postpones preparatory meeting for Inter-Korean summit

IANS  |  Seoul 

North requested a one-day postponement to the working-level meeting with South Korea, initially planned to be held on Wednesday to discuss details of an inter-Korean leader summit in late April, said.

The meeting has been postponed to Thursday by North Korea, which did not specify the reasons behind the delay, a for the told news.

Delegations from and were scheduled to hold a working-level meeting on Wednesday at the militarised border to specify details on the protocol and security of the summit.

North also proposed that the two Koreas hold another talk on Saturday to discuss ways to establish a direct hotline between their leaders, and Moon Jae-in, with the aim of facilitating preparations for the summit, according to the Ministry.

and have not yet publicly detailed the contents of the summit's agenda, which will be the first encounter between the leaders of North and in 11 years, and also mark the first time ever that a North Korean leader sets foot on South Korean soil, as the summit is planned to be held on the southern side of the border.

will send a seven-member delegation, led by the on protocol, Cho Han-ki, to the upcoming working-level meeting, while the North has yet to confirm its plan to send a six-member delegation to the talks.



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First Published: Wed, April 04 2018. 09:34 IST