A SOUTH KOREAN delegation will fly to North Korea this afternoon for talks on nuclear tensions and to help restart talks involving both Pyongyang and the United States, officials in Seoul said yesterday.
The diplomats, including Seoul’s Vice Minister for Unification Chun Hae Sung and national security chief Chung Eui Yong, will be the first known South Korean special envoys to travel to Pyongyang in about a decade.
Their trip comes during a period of goodwill resulting from co-operation between North and South in the recent Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
The 10-member delegation will conduct a two-day visit that includes talks with unidentified senior North Korean officials.
The discussions would deal with how to promote peace on the Korean peninsula, improve ties between the Koreas and improve conditions to allow for the resumption of talks between Pyongyang and Washington, South Korean President Moon Jae In’s office said.
After its Pyongyang trip, the South Korean delegation is to visit Washington to brief US officials about its talks, senior presidential official Yoon Young Chan said.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.