The leaders of North and South Korea have agreed to meet on September 18 to discuss “practical measures” towards denuclearization.

Kim Jong un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, as the North Korean leader reaffirmed his commitment towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The summit – a third between the two leaders this year – will take place from September 18 to 20. The dates were decided yesterday during a visit by South Korea’s national security adviser to Pyongyang, where he met President Kim and handed over a personal letter from President Moon.

The North Korean leader said it was his country’s “fixed stand and his will to completely remove the danger of armed conflict and horror of war from the Korean Peninsula and turn it into a cradle of peace without nuclear weapons and free from nuclear threat”, the North’s state news agency KCNA reported.

Al Jazeera’s Rob McBride, reporting from the South Korean capital Seoul, said meetings will take place next week to “lay the groundwork for this upcoming summit”.

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