SEOUL – The date and location of a proposed summit between the leaders of North and South Korea may be changed, a presidential spokesperson for the South said on Friday.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed at their April 27 summit to improve relations and work towards the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula, and proposed to hold another summit in Pyongyang in the fall.
“Pyongyang will be considered the venue by default under the joint declaration, but I do not believe we must say it can only be held in Pyongyang or that the venue has been set with no possible changes,” Kim Eui-kyeom, spokesperson for Seoul presidential office, said at a press conference.
“We will know which other method (or venue) North Korea prefers when we meet them,” he was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency, referring to a high-level meeting scheduled for Monday, to be held at the border.
The two inter-Korean summits previously held in April and May were key in laying the groundwork for the historic June 12 summit in Singapore between Kim and US President Donald Trump.
The US and North Korean leaders signed a declaration in which Pynogyang agreed to denuclearize in exchange for security guarantees from Washington.