North/South Korea: Officials meet in Truce Village to resolve nuke standoff

High-ranking diplomats from North and South Korea met in the in the Demilitarised Zone’s 'Truce Village' Panmunjom on Thursday for preliminary talks ahead April’s planned denuclearisation summit. Three officials led by Ri-son Gwon, Pyeongyang’s chief of intra-Korean cooperation, took part in the discussions with Seoul's delegation. It comes as the countries’ leaders, Kim Jong-un of the North... Еще and Moon Jae-in of the South, are set to meet in an effort to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula, a significant sticking point in the DPRK’s diplomatic relations. Earlier in the week, Beijing confirmed Kim had made his first trip abroad since coming to power in 2011 after he visited China to hold talks with President Xi Jinping. The latest moves have been described as a thawing of relations between North Korea and its neighbours, coming weeks after DPRK and South Korean athletes competed at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics under a joint flag.

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