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South Korea sets date for high-level talks with North Korea

Staff Writer | January 2, 2018
South Korea has offered high level talks with North Korea on 9 January to discuss its possible participation in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Cho Myoung-gyon
Asia   Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon:
South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon proposed on Tuesday that representatives could meet at Panmunjom, the so-called "truce village."

"We hope that the South and North can sit face to face and discuss the participation of the North Korean delegation at the Pyeongchang Games as well as other issues of mutual interest for the improvement of inter-Korean ties," said Mr Cho.

"I repeat, the government is open to talking with North Korea, regardless of time, location and form."

It is not yet known who would be attending the proposed talks on 9 January, and North Korea has yet to respond.