Seoul and Pyongyang can open a coordination office for the next week

© AP Photo / Korea Press PoolВстреча Summit of leaders Northern and South Korea, Kim Jong-UN and moon Jae-In. Archival photoSeoul and Pyongyang can open a coordination office for the next week© AP Photo / Korea Summit Press Pool

South Korea and the DPRK, presumably, will open a coordination office in the industrial complex of North Korean city of Kaesong next week, reports Yonhap news Agency.

The country announced its decision to open an office for exchanges in the border Kaesong in April of this year, but in August the South Korean government said that the discovery may be delayed.

According to the Agency, the most probable date for opening will be September 14. The head of national security in presidential administration of South Korea Chung Yy Yeon on Thursday stated that the parties agreed to open an office before the visit of South Korean President moon Jae-in of the DPRK, which is scheduled for September 18-20.

«South and North Korea are now discussing a date for the opening of the coordination office and other details. Next week we will probably decide», — quotes Agency the statement of the representative of the Ministry of national unification Republic of Korea Baek Tae Hyeon.

According to Baek Tae Hyun, the parties came to an agreement about the composition and functioning of the office, and now it is only signed.

The decision to open the Bureau to ensure full civil exchanges was made in the course held on 27 April this year, the summit of the leaders of South Korea and North Korea. At the end of August as shifts in relations between the US and the DPRK, the South Korean government stated that the office may be delayed. However, representatives of the presidential administration of South Korea said that the authorities do not consider the office as a violation of the sanctions regime against the DPRK.

In late August, the US President Donald trump said that he had instructed Secretary of state Mike Pompeo to postpone the planned visit to North Korea, saying that Washington «has made sufficient progress in the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.»

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