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North Korea agrees to talks with South ahead of leaders' summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in plan to meet at a summit in April. It would be only the third meeting between leaders from both Koreas since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

Officials from North and South Korea will meet on March 29 to lay the groundwork for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Seoul said on Saturday.

The Unification Ministry in Seoul said Minister Cho Myoung-gyon will lead the South's three-member delegation to the meeting in the village of Panmunjom on the North-South border.

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The chairman of the Pyongyang's Korean affairs agency, Ri Son Gwon, will lead the North's delegation.

Both sides are to discuss the schedule and agenda of the leaders' summit, which is slated to take place in late April.

The summit would be only the third time leaders from the North and South have met since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

The early March agreement to hold the summit came amid thawing tensions that began shortly before the Winter Olympic Games started in Pyeongchang in early February.

US President Donald Trump and Kim are also set to meet at a separate summit sometime before the end of May.

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