BY ELENA KOSOLAPOVA
AZERI OBSERVER STAFF WRITER
The Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will hold inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang on Sept 18-20, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Baku reported.
It was agreed within the visit of Director of National Security of South Korea on his visit to Pyeongyang last week.
Chung Eui-yong said that the parties came to an agreement to examine, during the upcoming inter-Korean summit, the outcome of the implementation of the Panmunjeom Declaration and confirm how to push for the Declaration going forward. The discussions at the summit will also be centered around issues on the permanent settlement of peace and common prosperity on the Korean Peninsula as well as, particularly, practical measures to realize denuclearization on the Peninsula.
He also noted that within the meeting in Pyeongyang top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un reconfirmed his firm commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
According to Chung Eui-yong, the two sides also agreed to continue to make progress in the ongoing inter-Korean talks to ease military tensions and decided to reach an agreement at the inter-Korean summit on concrete plans to establish mutual trust and prevent military clashes. Moreover, it was agreed that South and North Korea would open a joint liaison office with resident representatives of both sides before the summit and continue necessary cooperation.
A press center will be established at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul to facilitate domestic and international coverage of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit Pyeongyang. It will house about 1,000 seats for journalists and other facilities, including the main briefing room where the summit in Pyeongyang will be broadcast in real time, the main control room of the International Broadcasting Center, interview rooms and rooms for photographers and cameramen. The online platform of the press center (media.koreasummit.kr), which was also used for the April 27 Inter-Korean Summit, has been upgraded and put in place. All events of the summit will be forwarded to the media in real time and televised live across the globe through a smart press center that organically connects the online platform, the Press Room in Pyeongyang and the Seoul Press Center.
Through the system, news, photos and videos about the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit Pyeongyang will be accessible for reporting anytime, anywhere. International journalists will be able to receive the major coverage of the summit in nine languages—English, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Japanese and Vietnamese.