North Korea's Kim wants more summits with Moon Jae-in next year: South Korea President office

Reuters Seoul, South Korea Dec 30, 2018, 01.37 PM(IST)

File photo of South Korean President Moon Jae-in shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Kim was sorry his plan to visit Seoul this year did not take place as agreed at their third summit in Pyongyang in September.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wants to hold more summits with South Korea's Moon Jae-in next year to achieve the goal of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Moon's office said on Sunday. 

Kim sent a letter to Moon on Sunday to commemorate the dramatic detente they engineered this year, including three summits, after years of confrontation marked by a series of the North's nuclear and missile tests.

Kim was sorry his plan to visit Seoul this year did not take place as agreed at their third summit in Pyongyang in September, expressing his "strong resolve" to make it happen in the future while monitoring the situation, Moon's office said.