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Koreas to hold high-level talks in Panmunjom next Monday

The representatives of the two Koreas will hold a high-level meeting next Monday in the truce village of Panmunjom in order to find ways to implement the agreements reached during the latest inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang, Seoul's Unification Ministry announced on Friday. South Korea initially proposed that the talks be held today, but North Korea presented a counteroffer for Monday at the Panmunjom's Peace House. Seoul will be represented by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon, while on the other side of the table will be Ri Son-gwon, chairman of North Korea's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country.

The third overall Inter-Korean summit, which took place on September 19 in the North Korean capital, produced a series of agreements between South Korean Present Moon Jae-in and Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong-un, including their joint pledge to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. Kim also vowed to permanently shut down the Dongchang-ri missile test site in the presence of international experts and close the Yongbyon nuclear facility if the US takes corresponding measures. Additionally, the top military brass of both countries agreed "never to use force against each other under any circumstances," and to set up a joint military committee which will oversee measures to "reduce military tension."

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