S. Korean delegation meets N. Korean leader Kim to advance nuclear diplomacy

A South Korean delegation met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday in Pyongyang for talks on arranging a third inter-Korean summit planned for this month and to help rescue faltering nuclear diplomacy between Washington and Pyongyang.

The office of South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the envoys led by his national security adviser delivered his personal letter to Kim and exchanged opinions on unspecified issues.

The envoys are planning to fly back to the South after attending a dinner reception hosted by the North.

They earlier met Kim Yong Chol, a former spy chief who has been negotiating with the United States on nuclear issues, and Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North’s agency that handles inter-Korean affairs, at Pyongyang’s Koryo hotel.

South Korean officials said they could not provide further details. Moon’s office is planning to hold a briefing on the visit on Thursday.

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