Rivals meet to reduce tension
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.