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Koreas agree to live broadcast of summit

TOKYO, South Korea and North Korea have reached an agreement on most major issues related to the summit of their leaders next week, including the live broadcast of the summit, Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday.

The agreement came in working-level talks held on the North Korean side of the joint security area of Panmunjom to prepare for the summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“At the second working-level talks, the two sides reached a general agreement in areas related to protocol, security measures and media coverage,” a South Korean presidential office spokesman said in Seoul.

“We have also agreed to show key events of the historical South-North Korea summit through live broadcasting, starting with the first handshake of the two leaders,” he added.

The two leaders are set to hold what would be a third inter-Korean summit on April 27 on the South Korean side of Panmunjom inside the heavily-fortified demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas.

The upcoming summit will be the first of its kind to be held on South Korean soil. It is also set to be followed by the first-ever summit between the US and North Korea. US President Donald Trump has said he will likely meet Kim in May or early June.

Source: Kuwait News Agency