SEOUL - The Republic of Korea (ROK)'s President Moon Jae-in will send his special delegation to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sept 5, Moon's office said Friday.
The presidential Blue House said in a press release that Moon decided to send a special presidential delegation to the DPRK's capital city of Pyongyang on Wednesday.
Moon's special envoys will have extensive discussions with their DPRK counterparts, covering a concrete schedule for the upcoming inter-Korean summit between Moon and Kim
The South Korean side sent a message by wire to the DPRK earlier in the day, proposing to dispatch special envoys of Moon.
The DPRK side responded in the afternoon, saying it would accept the delegation, the Blue House said.
Moon's special envoys will have extensive discussions with their DPRK counterparts, covering a concrete schedule for the upcoming inter-Korean summit between Moon and top DPRK leader Kim Jong-un.
Moon and Kim agreed to hold their third summit meeting in Pyongyang before the end of September. The current leaders of the two Koreas met in April and May each.
The ROK special envoys will also discuss with DPRK officials the development of inter-Korean relations and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula as well as the settlement of peace on the peninsula, according to the Blue House.
Following their April summit in the border village of Panmunjom, Moon and Kim signed the Panmunjom Declaration in which they agreed to completely denuclearize the peninsula, stop all hostile acts and increase exchange between the two Koreas.
Subscribe to our newsletters to get the latest on COVID–19 and stories of your interest directly in your inbox.Register