North Korea proposes inter-Korea talks on May 16: South Korean ministry

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) takes hand of South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) to cross the military demarcation line (MDL) to the north side upon meeting for the Inter-Korean Summit April 27, 2018 in Panmunjom, South Korea.

North Korea has proposed holding high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on Tuesday.

The South Korean government was in talks to finalize details for the meeting, said a ministry official, who declined to be named due to internal policy.

North Korea has scheduled the dismantlement of its nuclear bomb test site for sometime between May 23-25 in order to uphold its pledge to discontinue nuclear tests, the country’s state media reported on Saturday a month ahead of the summit with the United States.

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