SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's president said today that a summit with North Korea represents a ''big step forward'' in peace efforts, although he warned his people not to expect too much from the meeting.
Kim Dae-jung said South Korea would broach substantive issues at the leaders summit in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang on June 12-14. Vice ministers from the two Koreas will hold preparatory meetings in Beijing prior to the summit, Kwon Byong-hyon, South Korea's ambassador to China, said today.
He did not say when the meetings would take place or disclose further details.
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