>> It's a big week on the Korean peninsula and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is upbeat. Moon said Monday that a North Korean promise to halt its nuclear testing and close a nuclear test site over the weekend was a green light for historic talks with Kim Jong-un this Friday.
It'll be the first meeting in over a decade between leaders from both Koreas. The two countries have technically been at war since the 1950s. Reuters' Christine Kim in Seoul is following preparations for the talks.>> Over the weekend, North Korea announced a freeze on nuclear and missile testing to positive responses from leaders all over the world, especially South Korea.
Now many analysts, who deal with North Korea, have said the inter-Korean summit is likely to act as a stepping stone for the next summit between North Korea and the Unites States. So any achievements between the two Koreas will likely be discussed in deeper detail at the talks between Washington and Pyongyang, making it imperative this week's talks go well.
>> On Monday, Seoul also turned off its 24/7 propaganda broadcast at the Korean DMZ. Speakers there blast news, Korean pop songs and criticism of the north across the border.>> It's a relatively easy decision to make when compared to other things like talking about halting joint drills between South Korea and the United States.
But what made it news today was that South Korea made the decision before the summit and not after, perhaps as a concession or a response to North Korea's decision to freeze its weapons program.>> Officials from both sides are already meeting at the border village of Pan Mun Jong, laying the groundwork for when the two leaders sit down on Friday.
However, both sides have agreed to broadcast the initial greetings between Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Despite the buzz, US president Donal Trump sounded a word of warning at the weekend, echoing comments he's made since he said yes last month to his own invitation to meet with Kim.
Tweeting quote, maybe things will work out, maybe they won't. Only time will tell.