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North Korea, US to hold working-level talks at weekend: KCNA

North Korea’s state news agency KCNA on Tuesday announced that Pyongyang and Washington will be holding working-level negotiations on October 5, after a first meeting on October 4. North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui stated that he expected the talks to “accelerate the positive development” of relations between North Korea and the US. The talks were confirmed on Tuesday by a spokesperson with the US State Department.

North Korean leader Kim Jung-un met with US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea earlier this year. During that meeting, both leaders agreed to a new round of talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, but the prospects that such talks would actually materialize seemed slim in the past few months, with North Korea repeatedly slamming US sanctions and carrying out a variety of missile tests.

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