Ri­vals meet to re­duce ten­sion

The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) - - WORLD NEWS -

The ri­val Koreas have agreed to fully re­store cross­bor­der com­mu­ni­ca­tion lines af­ter hold­ing rare high-level mil­i­tary talks on re­duc­ing ten­sions.

The mil­i­tary of­fi­cials also dis­cussed tem­po­rar­ily dis­arm­ing an area in their jointly con­trolled truce vil­lage of Pan­munjom, where sol­diers from the North and South stand sev­eral feet from each other across the de­mar­ca­tion line that di­vides their coun­tries, South Korea’s De­fence Min­istry said.

It was not im­me­di­ately clear whether North Korean of­fi­cials brought up the South’s mil­i­tary drills with the US dur­ing the talks at Pan­munjom.

The mil­i­tary of­fi­cials also agreed to re­store a mil­i­tary com­mu­ni­ca­tion line along the eastern coat that the North shut down in 2011.

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