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S. Korea to soon deliver list of military talks delegation to N. Korea

All News 14:26 June 11, 2018

SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's defense ministry said Monday that it will soon inform North Korea of the list of its delegation to general-grade talks scheduled for later this week.

The talks are set to take place Thursday in Tongilgak, a North Korea-controlled building at the truce village of Panmunjom, in line with the April 27 inter-Korean summit declaration that calls for joint efforts to alleviate military tensions.

"Considering the meeting is set for Thursday, I think we will have to send (the list of our delegation to the North) today or tomorrow," Choi Hyun-soo, defense ministry spokeswoman, told a regular press briefing.

The two Koreas held their last general-grade talks in December 2007. They have not met since then amid strained ties over the North's nuclear and missile provocations.

The military talks, initially slated for May, were postponed, as Pyongyang abruptly canceled bilateral high-level talks in protest against the annual South Korea-U.S. air force drills.

In a high-level officials' meeting on June 1, the two Koreas agreed to hold such talks this week to ease military tensions and arrange a defense ministers meeting.


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