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North, South Korea to hold rare high-level talks

Published on Feb 11, 2014 4:15 PM
 
A North Korean soldier (top left) keeps watch as South Korean soldiers stand guard at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, north of Seoul, on Feb 6, 2014. North and South Korea will hold rare high-level government talks on Wednesday, Feb 11, 2014, the South's Unification Ministry announced, ahead of a planned reunion of family members divided by the Korean War. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL (AFP) - North and South Korea will hold rare high-level government talks on Wednesday, the South's Unification Ministry announced, ahead of a planned reunion of family members divided by the Korean War.

The meeting will take place in the border truce village of Panmunjom, ministry spokesman Kim Eui-Do told reporters.

Although no agenda has been set, the talks will involve "comprehensive discussions on important issues" including the upcoming family reunion, Mr Kim said.

In the past, Seoul has insisted that substantive talks can only take place after Pyongyang makes a tangible commitment to abandoning its nuclear weapons programme.

 
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