Friday, July 28, 2017
News

South Korea proposes military talks with North Korea

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Seoul [South Korea] | July 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
 
South Korea on Monday offered military and Red Cross talks with North Korea to ease military tensions along the border and resume humanitarian exchange between peoples of the two sides.

According to a report by Xinhua, South Korean Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk proposed to Pyongyang holding talks of the military authorities on Friday at Tongilgak, a building in the North side of the truce village of Panmunjom.

The dialogue was aimed at stopping all hostile acts that escalate military tensions near the military demarcation line (MDL) dividing the two Koreas, the vice minister said in a statement.

Suh called on Pyongyang to restore the military communications line in the western region to send a reply to South Korea's dialogue overture, expressing anticipation of the DPRK's positive response.

This comes as earlier on July 6 in Germany, South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced his administration's peace initiatives for the Korean Peninsula.

The President pointed to denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, guaranteeing security, and a more fundamental approach to uprooting North Korean weapons issues, starting with dialogue.

The president emphasised that this year marks the 10th anniversary of the October 4 Declaration in which the two Koreas agreed, in 2007, to expand family reunions between families and relatives separated by the border. Noting that Chuseok, one of Korea's biggest holidays, falls on Oct. 4 this year, the president said that since the two anniversaries overlap, it would be meaningful to hold family reunions on that day as a first step in addressing this humanitarian issue. (ANI)

Watch News Videos

 
  LATEST COMMENTS (0)
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
EU's top negotiator warns of possible de...
British anti-Semitic incidents at record...
Nisar seeks explanation for being exclud...
Ajit Doval arrives Beijing to attend BRI...
Global pressure forced Pyongyang to up m...
Firefighters quell areas of French Rivie...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
No illegal mines being operated in Goa: ...
IIIT Bill gets nod of Parliament...
Yogi appeals for wearing helmets to the ...
Mayawati slams Nitish Kumar for ditching...
12th edition of Automation Expo to be he...
ICICI bank q1 net dip by 8.93 percent...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
'508 persons killed this year in di... 
Dattatreya attends BRICS Labour and... 
Ex-serviceman commits suicide over ... 
By-polls in Delhi, Goa and Andhra o... 
One sentenced to five years of jail... 
J-K: Terrorists fire upon joint par... 
Indian, Chinese NSAs hold meeting o... 
Flood situation in Assam under cont...