South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North Korea on July 21

South Korea has proposed holding military talks with its northern neighbor, the first such talks since 2014.

“We request military talks with the North on July 21 at Tongilgak to stop all hostile activities that raise military tension at the military demarcation line,” Vice Defence Minister Suh Choo-suk told a media briefing Monday.

Tongilgak is a North Korean building in the village of Panmunjom, which straddles the demarcation line that divides the countries. The armistice ending active hostilities in the Korean War was signed in that village.

Talks have been requested between high level military officials for July 21, and among Red Cross representatives from both countries on August 1. An agenda has not been specified for the military meeting, but the Red Cross meeting would be expected to cover ways to resume family reunions with the Chuseok holiday coming up in October.

 

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