S. Korea, DPRK agree to hold summit on April 27 in Panmunjom

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South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed to hold the third inter-Korean summit on April 27 in the truce village of Panmunjom.
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Officials of South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Thursday agreed to hold the planned summit between their leaders on April 27 in the truce village of Panmunjom.

The agreement was reached during a high-level dialogue between the two sides, which were held earlier in the day at Tongilgak, a DPRK building in Panmunjom.

A joint statement from the high-level talks said Seoul and Pyongyang agreed to hold their third summit on April 27 at Peace House, a South Korean building in Panmunjom.

In early March the two sides already reached the agreement to hold a leaders' summit at Peace House in late April.

If held as agreed upon, top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un would become the country's first leader to set foot on the South Korean territory since the 1950-53 Korean war ended in armistice.

The first and second inter-Korean summits were held in Pyongyang in 2000 and 2007, respectively.

During Thursday's dialogue the two sides also agreed to hold working-level talks at the South Korean side in Panmunjom on April 4 to discuss protocol, security service and press report. A separate dialogue on communications will also be held, according to the joint statement.

Other practical issues, which can be raised, will be discussed between the two sides in the form of letter exchange, the joint statement said.

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