South Korea team to fly North to discuss summit details

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Sep 02, 2018, 02:22 PM IST

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A delegation of South Korea will be flying to North Korea this week to discuss the arrangements of the upcoming inter-Korean summit which will take place this month.

The South's President Moon Jae-in Sunday named his top security adviser as a special envoy to the North to discuss details before Moon's planned meeting in Pyongyang with Kim Jong-Un.

According to a report by AFP, Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential National Security Office, will lead a five-member delegation to the North's capital on Wednesday.

The delegation, which also includes South Korea's spy chief Suh Hoon, will fly to Pyongyang via a rare direct route across the inter-Korean border for their day trip.

It will be Chung's second visit to the North since March when he headed the same five-member team to arrange the first summit between Moon and Kim and met Kim Jong-Un.

It is unclear whether the delegation would meet the North's leader this time around.

Meanwhile, earlier this week government spokesperson has said that denuclearisation would be a major agenda of the meeting in Pyongyang between the heads of both Korea.

(With inputs from news agencies)