09/06/2018, 10.33
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Moon will go to Pyongyang on September 18th. Kim Jong-un: resolute commitment to peace and denuclearization

It is the third inter-Korean summit, after the historic meeting in Panmunjom. Commitments made with the Declaration continue. Kim Jong-un extends his hand to Trump: denuclearize by the end of his first term.

Seoul (AsiaNews / Agencies) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be in North Korea on September 18-20 to meet Kim Jong-un. The South Korean National Security Director and special envoy of Moon, Chung Eui-yong, announced him today at the press conference, the day after his trip to Pyongyang.

It is the third inter- Korean summit, after the historic first meeting of  April 27 at the border of the demilitarized zone, where the two leaders have signed the "Panmunjon Declaration". On the basis of this, numerous détente initiatives have been launched in recent months.

Chung reiterates that the next summit will serve to carry forward the commitments made and to "discuss practical ways to establish lasting peace" in the peninsula, with particular attention to denuclearization. Among the intentions signed by the two Korean leaders is the intention to reach a definitive peace by the end of the year.

During the Seoul delegation visit, KIm Jong-un himself confirmed his "resolute commitment" to denuclearization and to peace, together with the intention to collaborate with South Korea and the United States. "[Kim] said he hopes to end 70 years of hostile relations between North Korea and the United States and achieve denuclearization by improving North-US relations by the end of [Donald] Trump's first term." His words arrive a few days after the cancellation of the visit to Pyongyang by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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