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(LEAD) Two Koreas agree to hold summit in Pyongyang Aug. 28-30: sources

All Headlines 09:42 August 08, 2007

(ATTN: UPDATES with more details from para 3)
By Yoo Cheong-mo

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) -- President Roh Moo-hyun will visit Pyongyang Aug. 28-30 to have a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, informed sources said Wednesday.

Roh's office Cheong Wa Dae will make a formal announcement on the planned summit at a news conference at 10 a.m., the sources said.

"The two Koreas have agreed to hold a summit in Pyongyang Aug. 28-30. For the summit, Roh will travel to the North Korean capital for three days," said a source.

"Top-ranking South Korean officials visited North Korea twice earlier this month to fine-tune details of the summit. The agreement was finalized last Sunday," the source said.

The South Korean government will soon establish panels to prepare the agenda of the Roh-Kim talks, he added.

ycm@yna.co.kr
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