The two sides will each send a three-member delegation to the 29 March meeting.
President Trump's decision to agree to denuclearization talks by the end of May caught allies and adversaries by surprise.
"Dishonest forces" in the United States, Japan and South Korea were now "peddling groundless stories about North Korea". This became soon evident when the USA administration described the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's nuclear and missile threat as "imminent" and "alarming, ' with the then Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson highlighting the end of U.S. policy of 'strategic patience" during his visit to this region. There is an increasing view in North Korea that Trump could launch military attacks on North Korea. The stronger the U.S. pressure, the stronger the DPRK (North Korea)... It criticized current and former officials and experts in the US and Japan, along with conservatives in South Korea, for suggesting Pyongyang is feeling the sting of increasingly tough sanctions.
Land was recently gifted to FEBC in South Korea to build a brand-new station, and already plans are moving forward in faith to begin prepping the land for construction and acquiring the necessary permits for this unprecedented opportunity to one of the most desperate parts of the world.
The President is expected to meet with Kim in April, the first time the North Korean leader has publicly met with a foreign head of state. Subsequently, Kim also invited Moon to North Korea for a talk.
South Korean media reported March 21, 2018, that the exercises could run for just a month, rather than the traditional two, in what may be an effort cut a wide berth around the proposed dialogue.
On Thursday, Seoul notified Pyongyang via a border communication channel of its proposal for talks next Thursday on the northern side of the border truce village of Panmunjom, saying the South's three-member delegation will be led by Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon.
Chung also said that Kim had agreed to halt nuclear and missile tests leading up to the talks with Trump.
The author is a Visiting Fellow at National Chengchi University, Taipei.