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S. Korea's presidential spokesperson says next inter-Korean summit in fall may not just take plac in Pyongyang Updated: 2018-08-10 18:00:17 KST


"Potential locations for the summit are not limited to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang," is what the spokesperson for the South Korean Presidential Office said Friday while fielding questions about the meeting tentatively scheduled for this fall.
The joint declaration from the first summit in April states that the summit should happen in the regime's capital, but the Blue House spokesperson's remarks open up the possibility that the North might suggest other locations.
He then tossed the ball to the officials attending next Monday's high-level talks, saying the details of the summit, including the locations the North prefers, will be narrowed down by them.
Despite agreeing in April to a Pyongyang summit, President Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un went ahead with a surprise meeting in May at the truce village of Panmunjom, but that time on the Northern side.
As for the third summit's date -- the spokesman said that'll be sketched out after Monday's talks, commenting that it's too early to discuss the schedule in detail.
The top office confirmed that the delegations for Monday, although still being worked out, will include a representative from the Blue House.

(STUP)
"And while preparing for those talks, the spokesman said the governments of South Korea and the U.S. are in close consultations on issues including the declaration of a formal end to the Korean War. Shin Se-min, Arirang News."
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