S. Korean president to fly across west maritime border to DPRK for inter-Korean summit

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SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in will directly fly across the western maritime border to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) for the upcoming summit with top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un, the presidential Blue House of South Korea said Friday.

Kwun Hyuk-ki, director of the Blue House press center Chunchugwan, told a televised press briefing that President Moon and his delegation will visit Pyongyang on a direct flight across the western inter-Korean sea boundary.

It came after senior officials from the two Koreas held preparatory talks earlier in the day for the Moon-Kim summit, scheduled to be held in the DPRK’s capital Pyongyang on Sept. 18-20.

A South Korean advance team for the summit will be dispatched to the DPRK on Sept. 16 on a land route.

The two sides agreed to broadcast live the first gathering in Pyongyang of the two leaders and their major summit schedules.

The preparatory talks lasted for five hours through 2 p.m. local time (0500 GMT) without a break at the truce village of Panmunjom.

Details on the dialogue agenda between Moon and Kim and the exact list of the delegation accompanying Moon were not disclosed yet.

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