South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reached the agreement during several exchanges of letters since April, the presidential office in Seoul said.
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US President Joe Biden told a joint news conference with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that he had named veteran diplomat Sung Kim, the former US ambassador to Seoul, as his special envoy for North Korea.
North Korea's Olympic Committee has decided not to participate in the 32nd Olympic Games in order to protect its players from the world public health crisis caused by Covid-19, the country's sports ministry says.
The test-fires were Pyongyang’s first major provocation since President Biden took office in January, an apparent move to pressure the US administration and to boost North Korea’s leverage in future talks.
The move was downplayed by the Biden administration officials as "common" military testing, saying they would not block Washington's efforts to engage with North Korea on denuclearisation.
North Korean state news agency KCNA reports that the country's authorities are considering ways to hand over the body of the slain official to the South if it is found.
South Korea has accused Pyongyang of fatally shooting one of its public servants, who was likely trying to defect, and burning his body after finding him on a floating object in North Korean waters earlier this week.
Seoul says the suspected defector was killed at sea and his body burned as a coronavirus precaution after he was interrogated in the water over several hours.
South Korea made the statement after the sister of North Korea's leader warned of retaliatory measures against the country over anger toward defectors sending back propaganda leaflets.
A stronger relationship between the two will trigger another headache for the US, but this time in its own hemisphere.
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