Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

North and South Korea agreed on Thursday to hold a historic leaders summit in late April, a type of meeting that has not occurred in over a decade.

The leader of the North, formally the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and the leader of the southern Republic of Korea, will meet on April 27.

Both Korea’s, who are still technically at war with each other since only an armistice was signed at the end of the Korean War over 60 year’s ago, agreed to hold the meeting after the DPRK received a delegation of ROK intelligence officials earlier in March.

The delegation went to the United States right after briefing officials in the southern Korea and delivered a letter from DPRK leader Kim Jung-un inviting U.S. President Donald Trump to have an unprecedented rendezvous.

The meeting of the two Korea’s is seen as a precursor to the Kim-Trump talks and will be held at the unique border village of Panmunjom, where the two Korea’s have general communication.

The North’s unification minister, Ri Son Gwon, and southern counterpart Cho Myoung-gyon met at the border village to finalize the time.

Japan reached out to lawmakers in Pyongyang for a bilateral summit as well, the country’s Asahi newspaper reported on Thursday.

More details to follow. Image of unification officials from Reuters.


Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber and a senior correspondent for multiple independent publications including, but not limited to, The Anon Journal, Berning Media Network and the Ribbon. Find out more at eliridder.ca

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