SEOUL, South Korea â?? North KoreaÂ on FridayÂ proposed border talks with South Korea next week, adhering to up on an previously settlement for these kinds of dialogue to go over easing tensions and improving ties on the divided Korean Peninsula.
The twoÂ KoreasÂ had agreed to resume senior-level government dialogue as component of a deal in August to conclude an armed standoff.
As part of that arrangement, theyÂ also held reunions final thirty day period making it possible for hundreds of getting older Koreans divided for the duration of the 1950-fifty three Korean War to satisfy family members for the initial time in far more than six decades.
South Korea in recent weeks has frequently proposed to start off the agreed-upon govt talks, but the North experienced not responded right up until Friday, when it said it wished the talks to be heldÂ next Thursday.
In a concept to the SouthÂ on Friday, North Korea offered to hold the talks on the northern facet of Panmunjom, a village straddling the Koreasâ?? border, the Northâ??s official Korean Central Information Agency documented.
A reaction from South Korea was not quickly accessible.
The August deal adopted weeks of substantial tensions on the peninsula after land mines wounded two South Korean border guards. The South blamed the North for planting the bombs and, in retaliation, turned on propaganda loudspeakers that experienced been dormant for several years.