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No consultation underway to arrange inter-Korean summit: official

All Headlines 11:46 August 08, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is not in talks with North Korea at this moment about setting up an inter-Korean summit meeting, the unification ministry here said Wednesday.

"No consultation with the North is underway yet (with regard to a summit)," Baik Tae-hyun, a ministry spokesman, told reporters during a regular press briefing.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in April and May to discuss denuclearization, peace and cross-border exchanges. They also agreed to hold a summit in Pyongyang this fall.

Speculation arose that a third Moon-Kim summit could be held earlier than they promised amid hopes that such inter-Korean dialogue could provide a much-needed impetus for the seemingly stalling denuclearization talks involving the United States.

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