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Koreas start first official talks in two years

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Breaking news – (NEWZ247) North and South Korea started their first official talks in over two years on Tuesday, focusing on the inevitable Winter Olympics following quite a while of stresses over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.

The discussions in Panmunjom, the détente town in the Demilitarized Zone that partitions the landmass, came after the North’s leader Kim Jong-Un demonstrated in his New Year’s speech that he may send a delegation to next month’s Games in the South.

Seoul reacted with an offer of a high-level dialogue, and a week ago the hotline between the neighbors was reestablished in the wake of being suspended for right around two years.

Seoul’s five-part assignment ventured out to Panmunjom in a convoy of vehicles, passing a gathering of well-wishers holding a standard at a checkpoint driving towards the DMZ.

Before leaving Seoul the delegation’s leader, Unification Minister Cho Myung-Gyun said the two sides would concentrate on the North’s interest in the Pyeongchang Games, however, the plan would likewise incorporate approaches to defrost cold ties.

“We will do our best to guarantee that the Pyeongchang Olympics and Paralympics will happen as a peace celebration and that this gathering will fill in as the initial step for enhancing South-North ties“, he included.

 

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