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North, South Korea wrap up rare, high-level talks

Published on Feb 14, 2014 2:28 PM

SEOUL (AFP) - The rival Koreas wrapped up a second round of high-level talks on Friday aimed at securing a planned reunion for divided families despite the North's objection to overlapping South Korea-US military drills.

The South's Unification Ministry confirmed the meeting in the border truce village of Panmunjom had ended after two relatively short sessions, but gave no immediate details of the outcome.

A first round was held at Panmunjom on Wednesday and marked the highest level North-South talks for seven years.

South Korea wanted the North to guarantee that a planned reunion for relatives divided by the 1950-53 Korean War would take place as scheduled at the North's Mount Kumgang resort from February 20-25.

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