North Korea, South Korea to Hold Thursday Talks on April Summit

Officials will met in DMZ truce village

South Korean President Moon Jae-in intends to hold a summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un at some point in April. The details on this meeting are to be worked out, according to officials, in meetings scheduled for Thursday in the DMZ village of Panmunjom.

DMZ village of Panmunjom

South Korea reported on Sunday that North Korea has agreed to the talks, and that both sides will be sending high-level delegations to the village, with the entire focus of the meeting being preparations for the April summit.

A summit between the two leaders was first raised during the Winter Olympics. During the events, North Korea’s delegation invited President Moon to Pyongyang. A delegation of South Korean officials was already in Pyongyang recently, and it seems the summit will definitely happen.

Just a few short months of diplomacy between the two Koreans has achieved a tremendous lot. In addition to this upcoming summit, planned for April, South Korea’s last visit to Pyongyang also started plans for a Trump-Kim, to be held in May.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.