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South, North Koreas to open joint liaison office

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

North and South will open a joint liaison office in city on Friday, as part of an understanding reached in April this year, South Korean here said Thursday.

Ahead of the inter-Korean summit next week from September 18 to 20, the said leaders of both countries will discuss range of issues including development of inter-Korean relations and 'denuclearisation'.

He said South Korean National Security Director had visited earlier this month during which both countries had agreed to hold an inter-Korean summit.

"South and North will open a joint liaison office tomorrow," he told reporters, adding that it is aimed at continuing necessary cooperation between the two countries.

The office will be located at city in The opening of the office is being seen as a significant move in thawing relations between the two countries.

He said North Korean leader has confirmed his determination towards complete denuclearisation.

Stating that needs development, Shin said the country cannot sustain on nuclear weapons alone. He added that the North Korean leadership was well aware of this.

After his meeting with Trump in in June this year, had agreed to work towards "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" in return of security guarantee from the of America.

Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea and of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea had held an intern-Korean Summit meeting at the 'Peace House' at Panmunjeom on April 27 this year.

The two leaders had solemnly declared that there would be no war on the and thus a new era of peace had begun.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 13 2018. 20:15 IST