Kim Jong Un to visit Seoul 'soon,' South Korean president reveals

By On October 31, 2018

Kim Jong Un to visit Seoul 'soon,' South Korean president reveals

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Moon arrives in North Korea for talks with Kim

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un embrace as talks kick off in Pyongyang; Greg Palkot reports on the agenda of the third summit between the leaders.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul, South Korea, President Moon-Jae in said Thursday.

Moon revealed the news during a speech on the economy given before parliament. He didn't elaborate on further details.

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The two Korean leaders anno unced in September that Kim had accepted Moon's invitation to visit Seoul, but it was unclear when.

Kim said he promised Moon he would visit the capital "in a short time." Moon then said Kim agreed to visit Seoul within the year unless there are "exceptional circumstances."

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If Kim does visit, he would be the first North Korean leader to visit the South Korean capital since the 1950-1953 Korean War ended in a cease-fire.

Kim's sister, Kim Yo Jong, became the first member of the ruling Kim family to visit Seoul in February, when she attended the Winter Olympics in South Korea as a special envoy and conveyed Kim's desire for a summit with Moon.

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< p>Moon on Thursday also said that a second summit between North Korea and the U.S. is "near at hand," adding that Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to visit North Korea and that Kim is to travel to Russia soon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Source: Google News South Korea | Netizen 24 South Korea

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