Two Koreas move closer despite deadlock over nuclear talks


Two Koreas move closer despite deadlock over nuclear talks

by: Kim Gamel | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: August 13, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea — At a time when the United States and South Korea are usually gearing up for annual war games, Seoul is instead preparing for a possible third summit with the allies’ main foe.

The two Koreas have inched closer together with a series of exchanges and high-level talks despite a deadlock in nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, nearly two months after President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands in Singapore.

Senior North and South Korean officials were scheduled to meet Monday in the border village of Panmunjom to measure progress in implementing agreements reached in the previous two meetings between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

The delegates also will discuss logistics for a third inter-Korean summit. Moon and Kim agreed during their initial April 27 summit to meet again in the North Korean capital in the fall, but a South Korean official said the location will be one of the topics during Monday’s talks.

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