SEOUL, October 15. /TASS/. The Republic of Korea (South Korea) has proposed to the the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) to hold high-level inter-Korean talks on October 30, Yonhap News Agency said on Wednesday.
South Korea agreed to hold the negotiations on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjon in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the South and the North.
Seoul sent a proposal on Monday, October 13. But Pyongyang has not answered yet, the South’s Unification Ministry said.
On October 4, the DPRK announced the government’s consent to hold such talks at the end of October or the beginning of November. The North Korean delegation took part in the closing ceremony of the 17th Asian Games at the South Korean port of Incheon. Both parties reached agreement to discuss the details of upcoming talks during working meetings.
South Korea hopes to discuss the problem of continuing meetings of families separated during the Korean War (1950-1953) and other urgent problems, including the sanctions imposed by Seoul against Pyongyang in 2010.