SK: New summit with NK-U.S. could be ‘turning point’ for peace

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 9:25 AM PT – Sat. January 19, 2019

South Korea confirms the new summit between the U.S. and North Korea to be held next month.

According to a South Korean spokesman Saturday, the summit will take place in late February, with the hope it will be a ‘turning point for lasting peace on the Korean peninsula’.

FILE – In this June. 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. South Korea has stopped calling North Korea an “enemy” in its biennial defense document published Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 in an apparent effort to continue reconciliation with Pyongyang. The development comes as U.S. and North Korean leaders are looking to set up their second summit to defuse an international standoff over the North’s nuclear program. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The summit will also reportedly pursue the continued goal of denuclearization, which was previously agreed on by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a June summit in Singapore.

“The South Korean government will work closely with the United States and other countries to achieve concrete and practical results through the second North Korea-U.S. summit, towards complete denuclearisation and the establishment of permanent peace on the Korean peninsula,” said Kim Eui-Keum, presidential spokesperson of South Korea.

North Korean Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol arrived in Washington D.C. late Thursday to negotiate the summit details.

While key nuclear sites have been dismantled, U.S. intelligence reports said Pyongyang has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons.

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