By Kim Young Shin
President Moon Jae-in will send special envoys to North Korea on Sept. 5.
“At around 10:30 this morning, the South sent a message by wire to North Korea, proposing to dispatch special envoys, and the North responded in the afternoon saying that it would accept the emissaries,” said Cheong Wa Dae spokesperson Kim Eui-kyeom during a press briefing on Aug. 31.
“The special envoys will have extensive discussions with their North Korean counterparts, covering a concrete schedule for the upcoming inter-Korean summit and the development of inter-Korean relations as well as denuclearization and the settlement of peace on the Korean Peninsula,” said Kim.
“The president sends the envoys so as to engage in more up-close and detailed discussions about the upcoming summit, as it will be held at a critical moment,” Kim said. “Korea and the U.S. are continuously sharing and closely discussing information about the items to be discussed at the summit.”
Kim also said that the special envoys have yet to be named.
The two Koreas have agreed on Aug. 13 to hold a summit in Pyeongyang in September that would be the fourth series of high-level dialogues.
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