South Korean official says too early to prepare inter-Korean economic projects at upcoming summit

A North Korean flag on top of a tower at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea on Aug 26, 2017.
A North Korean flag on top of a tower at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea on Aug 26, 2017.PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (REUTERS) - An official with South Korea's Presidential Office said on Thursday (March 15) it was too early to prepare for any inter-Korean economic projects in the upcoming summit with North Korea in April.

Although economic cooperation has been discussed at past inter-Korean summits, Seoul and Pyongyang "will focus on only pressing issues this time around," the official told reporters.

South Korean President Moon Jae In plans to hold a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un by the end of April. US President Donald Trump also has agreed to meet North Korea's Kim by the end of May.