Denuclearization a key item at upcoming inter-Korean summit: Seoul
SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in will discuss ways to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula when he meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this week, Moon's chief of staff said Monday.
Im Jong-seok said it will mark a rare opportunity to discuss the issue with the North Korean leader himself.
"Just until recently, denuclearization had been an agenda item for talks between the North and the United States," Im told a press conference in Seoul, one day before the South Korean president was set to embark on a three-day trip to North Korea.
"Now, denuclearization is a key issue (at the inter-Korean summit)," Im said.
"This issue cannot be discussed at the working level and even if it is discussed (at the working level), no agreement can emerge from such talks," he added, highlighting the importance of talks on the issue between the leaders.
Moon will have at least two occasions to discuss ways to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula with the North Korean leader, Im noted.
Source: Yonhap News Agency