No sign of agreement after Koreas hold military talks

North and South discuss withdrawing border guards and disarming Joint Security Area

North Korea's Lieutenant-General An Ik San (right, wearing glasses) heading for the Peace House in the border truce village of Panmunjom in the South for the meeting with his South Korean counterpart yesterday. The talks produced no joint statement -
North Korea's Lieutenant-General An Ik San (right, wearing glasses) heading for the Peace House in the border truce village of Panmunjom in the South for the meeting with his South Korean counterpart yesterday. The talks produced no joint statement - a sign that no concrete agreement was reached by the two sides on how to proceed.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

The two Koreas held another round of military talks to build trust and reduce tension yesterday, the meeting coming amid reports that the United States had detected fresh activity at a North Korean missile factory.

A five-member South Korean delegation headed by Major-General Kim Do-gyun met their northern counterparts led by Lieutenant-General An Ik San at the truce village of Panmunjom located on South Korea's side of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2018, with the headline 'No sign of agreement after Koreas hold military talks'. Subscribe