Koreas to improve communications
The rival Koreas have agreed to fully restore their 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 where soldiers from the North and South stand several feet from each other across the demarcation line that divides their countries. It was not clear whether North Korean officials brought up the South’s military drills with the US in the talks at Panmunjom.
US President Donald Trump said after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday that the allies should stop the war games while nuclear negotiations are being held in “good faith”.
South Korea’s presidential office has said it is trying to discern Mr Trump’s meaning and intent, but also that the allies should explore various ways to “further fa cilitate” dialogue with the North.
Seoul’s Defence Ministry said the military talks focused on implementing the agreement satan earlier summit between Mr Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, in which they vowed to reduce military tensions and eliminate the danger of war.