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N Korea at crossroads

South Korea crafts VIP itinerary for Kim visit that may not happen

Moon has arranged a hotel, train ride and island trip for North Korea's leader

Moon and Kim Jong Un meet for the first time in April at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- President Moon Jae-in is pulling out all the stops ahead of a possible visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to South Korea, booking him a five-star hotel room, arranging a ride on a KTX bullet train and making plans for a trip to a resort island.

Moon, who traveled to Pyongyang to meet Kim in September, has made a reciprocal offer for the dictator to visit Seoul. It is now up to Kim whether he becomes the first leader of the reclusive state to travel south, ahead of a potential second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump early next year.

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