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Eyes on the Prize: Second North-South Summit Announced, Postponed Due to DPRK Floods
Region: Asia
Published May 25, 2011
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As bodies of North Korean dead floated across the demilitarized zone into the South after massive flooding swept through the DPRK, North Korea requested a postponement of the second inter-Korean summit until October 2-4. The summit, the first between President Roh Moo-hyun and Chairman Kim Jong-il was originally scheduled for August 28-30 in Pyongyang after two secret trips by Kim Man-bok, chief of the National Intelligence Service in August. Reflecting the severity of the flooding, North Korea cancelled its Arirang Mass Games and put the military in charge of clean-up as well.

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