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S. Korea’s Moon to send special envoy to Pyongyang next week


Issues to be discussed include future summit between the countries as well as nuclear disarmament
Seoul proposed the envoy’s visit Friday morning and Pyongyang accepted it a few hours later, he said.
Potential candidates include South Korea’s spy chief Suh Hoon and Moon’s national security adviser Chung Eui-yong, according to multiple local media reports.
Moon and Kim have met face-to-face twice now, the first during a historic summit at the border truce village of Panmunjom in April.
It was the first time a North Korean leader had ever crossed into the South after the 1950-53 war that divided the Korean peninsula.
They met a second time in Panmunjom as they scrambled to salvage a summit between Kim and United States president Donald Trump in Singapore, which eventually went ahead.
They have since agreed to hold a third summit in Pyongyang at an unspecified date in September.
Friday’s announcement came as US efforts to tame the isolated, nuclear-armed North have stalled for weeks.
In June, Trump and Kim vowed to work towards the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”, although their joint statement was short on details for how that was to be achieved.
But Pyongyang has since slammed Washington for its “gangster-like” demands for complete, verifiable and irreversible disarmament, and the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency recently reported there were no indications the North had stopped its nuclear activities.

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