SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have agreed to hold the second round of high-level talks on Friday at the border village of Panmunjeom, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Thursday.
The two Koreas will hold the second dialogue between high- ranking officials at 10 a.m. local time Friday in the Peace House, an administrative building in the South Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjeom, according to the Unification Ministry.
Seoul and Pyongyang held the first senior-level talks in about seven years Wednesday, but five-member delegates from both sides ended the dialogue without any agreement.
The DPRK sent South Korea, at around midday, such notice of proposing another high-level dialogue through the liaison office in Panmunjeom.
S.Korean military confirms staging military drills with U.S. as scheduled
SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- South Korean military confirmed Thursday that it will stage the joint military drills with the United States as scheduled because it is an exercise of defensive nature.
"The 'Key Resolve' and 'Foal Eagle' military exercises are carried out annually and are defensive in nature. Those are very important to defend the Republic of Korea and the Korean Peninsula,"Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok told a routine press briefing. Full story
Two Koreas begin senior-level talks as scheduled
SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) began a senior-level inter- Korean dialogue, the first time in about seven years, at the border village of Panmunjeom on Wednesday.
Seoul's Unification Ministry said that five delegates from both sides started the high-level dialogue around 10 a.m. local time in the Peace House, the South Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjeom as scheduled. Full story
China welcomes Korea high-level talks
BEIJING, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- China has welcomed the start of the first high-level talks between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in seven years, expressing hope for a better relationship between Pyongyang and Seoul via dialogue.
"We welcome the talks between the two sides, and wish that they yield positive results," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily press briefing on Wednesday. Full story
Two Koreas end high-level talks; DPRK calls for delay of S. Korea-U.S. military drills
SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) called for South Korea to delay the joint military exercises with the United States to dates after the agreed family reunion during the senior-level talks held at the border village of Panmunjeom, Seoul's Unification Ministry said Thursday.
Five-member delegations from both sides began their first high- level, inter-governmental dialogue in about seven years around 10 a.m. Wednesday local time at the Peace House, an administrative building in the South Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjeom. Full story