Seoul's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said before his departure Thursday the visit will be an opportunity to solidify "reconciliation, cooperation and peace" between the rivals.
The DPRK on Saturday demanded the United States take steps to secure Pyongyang's trust before its denuclearization.
South Korea's Yonhap Newsnoticed on Tuesday that North Korean media has been curiously reluctant to admit Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho met with American and Japanese officials on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly last week, even as state newspaper Rodong Sinmun boasted of all the other national delegations and U.N. officials Ri met with.
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U.S. State Department said Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for further talks concerning the country's denuclearization.
An elite group of North Korean hackers has been identified as the source of a wave of cyberattacks on global banks that has netted "hundreds of millions" of dollars, security researchers said Wednesday. He left Pyongyang in July hailing progress, only for North Korea to denounce him for making "gangster-like demands".
The meeting between Pompeo and Kim may also chart a possible second meeting between the two leaders.
Pompeo brushed aside suggestions of differences between himself and Trump over a timeline for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.
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During his three-day visit to Pyongyang, Cho plans to hold talks with Ri to discuss how to carry out the agreements made by Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a summit in Pyongyang last month.
The South Korean delegates will also tour major North Korean facilities and attend a performance of the North's iconic mass games. "He made it clear that Kim Jong Un was determined to ensure the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". North Korea said it would allow outside experts to observe the dismantling of a missile engine test site and a rocket launch pad, and might dismantle its main Nyongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes unspecified corresponding measures.
KCNA said the Yongbyon nuclear facility, which the North expressed a willingness to take offline if the U.S. takes corresponding action, "is a core one for its nuclear programme".
The United States has nonetheless insisted on maintaining tight UN sanctions against North Korea during the diplomatic drive, while Beijing has said it is time to start easing sanctions.
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This photo provided by joint press corps shows Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon (L) walking along with ruling party leader Lee Hae-chan and other delegates to board a plane bound for Pyongyang in Seongnam, south of Seoul, on October 4, 2018.