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S. Korea offers inter-Korean military talks on easing border tensions

All Headlines 09:01 July 17, 2017

SEOUL, July 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Monday proposed holding inter-Korean military talks later this week on reducing tensions along the border, a follow-up to President Moon Jae-in's recent peace overture made in his speech in Berlin.

Seoul wants to have the rare meeting Friday at Tongilgak, a North Korean building in the truce village of Panmunjom, according to the Ministry of National Defense.

Its aim is to halt "all acts of hostility" near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) that bisects the two Koreas, the ministry said.

The government made a separate proposal on reopening Red Cross talks to discuss ways to resume family reunions.

The South's Red Cross delivered the offer of holding the talks on Aug. 1 at the Peace House, a Panmunjom building controlled by the South.


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