South Korea in talks offer to North
SOUTH Korea has offered to hold talks with the North, aiming to ease tensions after Pyongyang tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile.
The offer of talks, the first since South Korea elected dovish President Moon Jae-in, was made as the Red Cross in Seoul proposed a separate meeting to discuss reunions of families separated by the 19501953 Korean War.
The South’s Defence Ministry proposed a meeting to be held on Friday at the border truce village of Panmunjom, while the Red Cross offered to host talks on August 1 at the same venue.
If the government meeting goes ahead, it will mark the first official inter-Korea talks since December 2015. —