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North Korea offers proposal to reduce tensions: Indonesia

Published on Aug 13, 2014 10:19 PM

JAKARTA (AFP) - North Korea has come up with a "concrete proposal" that could reduce tensions in the region, Indonesia's foreign minister said Wednesday after talks with his counterpart from the North.

"During the discussion, I received one very specific, concrete proposal from the (North Korean) side for us to communicate to the other side," Mr Marty Natalegawa told reporters.

He refused to elaborate but added: "I think it will be very useful to explore to try to create a new momentum to reduce the tensions in the area."

Mr Natalegawa would not say what he meant by "the other side", but later made reference to the long-stalled six-party talks with nuclear-armed North Korea.

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