North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet with South President Moon Jae-in at a summit in Pyongyang from September 18 to 20 to discuss nuclear disarmament, Seoul said Thursday.
During the third meeting between the two leaders, Kim and Moon will discuss issues that include "practical steps" to denuclearize the peninsula from the high point, South Korean envoy Chung Eui-yong told reporters.
The national security adviser to Chung – Moon traveled to Pyongyang on Wednesday to meet with Kim and deliver the letter from Moon to the leader of the North.
Kim renewed his commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in talks with a special envoy from the South.
"The North and the South should expand their efforts to realize the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula," KCNA quoted Kim as saying.
"It is our fixed position and will to completely eliminate the danger of armed conflict and the horror of war on the Korean peninsula and turn it into the cradle of peace without nuclear weapons and free of nuclear threats," he added.
He made the remarks when he received a high-level delegation from South Korea in Pyongyang on Wednesday, for discussions aimed at planning a new inter-Korean summit, and break the stalemate in denuclearization talks between the North and the United States.
Kim exchanged "wide-ranging views" with the delegation on the schedule of the Pyongyang summit to be held in September and its agenda, and "reached a satisfactory agreement," the report said without mentioning a specific date.