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S. Korea to soon propose talks to N.K. following Moon's peace gesture

All Headlines 10:32 July 07, 2017

SEOUL, July 7 (Yonhap) -- South Korea is likely to soon propose military and Red Cross talks to North Korea to follow up on President Moon Jae-in's offer to hold reunions of separated families and stop all acts of hostility on the border, a government source said Friday.

Moon unveiled his broad vision for bringing peace to the Korean Peninsula during his speech in Berlin on Thursday, two days after the North test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

He proposed that the two Koreas mutually suspend hostile acts along their tense border on the July 27 anniversary of the armistice treaty that ended the three-year Korean War in 1953.

He also offered to hold reunions of families torn apart by the war on Oct. 4, Korea's lunar fall harvest holiday and the 10th anniversary of the second inter-Korean summit.

"The government has began working on action plans to implement Moon's proposal," said an official at South Korea's unification ministry. "The plans would include Seoul's proposal for dialogue to the North."

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