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Liaison office opened along the North and South Korea border

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/14/18, 09:13 am

North and South Korea on Friday opened a liaison office along their shared border, ahead of a third meeting this year between the nations’ leaders. The office, located in the North Korean border town of Kaesong, is the first of its kind since the Koreas were divided in 1945 at the end of World War II.

During Friday’s opening ceremony, South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said the facility will enable delegations from the two countries to “sit face to face, exchange our thoughts fast and accurately and put our heads together to resolve difficult matters.”

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Kim seeks second summit with Trump

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/11/18, 10:51 am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has asked for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, and the White House is considering it. Trump said last week he was expecting to hear from Kim, and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Monday the president received a “very warm, very positive” letter from the North Korean leader. She said the letter serves as “further evidence of progress” in relations between the two leaders.

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Kim Jong Un tries to mend fences

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/06/18, 11:28 am

The leaders of North and South Korea will meet in another summit later this month to try to strengthen their cooperation since denuclearization efforts have stalled. Following a meeting in Pyongyang with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week, a South Korean envoy said Kim wants to keep improving his country’s renewed relationship with the United States. At a historic meeting this summer, Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to work toward the end of the North Korean nuclear program.

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