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Seoul may send special envoys to N.Korea if necessary for summit

Last update: 17/04/2018
SEOUL, April 17 (Bernama) -- South Korea may send special envoys to North Korea if necessary to arrange or ensure the success of their summit next week, according to the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae, reported Yonhap news agency.

"The possibility of sending the head of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) or National Security Office chief Chung Eui-yong always remains open if necessary while preparing for the summit," Cheong Wa Dae chief of staff Im Jong-seok told a press briefing Tuesday.

Chung and the NIS chief, Suh Hoon, travelled to Pyongyang early last month as special envoys of South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

There, the two South Korean envoys held an unprecedented meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who offered to meet the South Korean leader and US President Donald Trump to discuss his country's denuclearisation.

The Moon-Kim meeting is set to be held next Friday. Trump has said he will likely meet the North Korean leader in late May or early June.....


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