North Korea open to relinquishing nuclear weapons, says Seoul

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North Korean leader tells envoy from South he wants to ‘vigorously advance’ relations in first meeting since he came to power in 2011

North Korea is willing to discuss relinquishing its nuclear weapons, and will freeze its nuclear and missile programmes if it begins direct talks with the US, in a dramatic easing of tensions following a visit by senior South Korean politicians.

The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, will also meet his South Korean counterpart, president Moon Jae-in, in late April in the first summit of its kind in over a decade, Seoul’s presidential office said. The two leaders will meet at Panmunjom, the only part of the highly militarised border where the North and South have any kind of contact.

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