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Topic - Baek Jong-Chun
SEOUL (AP) — The leaders of North and South Korea will hold only their second summit later this month, the South Korean president"s office announced today, in a repeat of the historic 2000 meeting that launched unprecedented reconciliation between the two longtime foes.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) A top South Korean envoy headed to Afghanistan today, scrambling to save 22 of his country's citizens held captive by Taliban kidnappers after the militants killed one hostage.
The kidnappers "will be held accountable for taking the life of a Korean citizen," Baek Jong-chun, South Korea's chief presidential secretary for security affairs, said in a statement before departing for Afghanistan to consult with top Afghan officials on how to secure the release of the remaining captives.