Koreas To Hold Military Talks Over Border Tension

North and South Korea have agreed to hold military talks to defuse border tension, after their first high-level meeting in two years, the BBC reports.

The North will also send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February.

Agreement was also reached to reinstate a military hotline suspended two years ago, the South’s government said.

However, the North’s delegation was negative on the subject of denuclearisation, the South added.

The United States gave a cautious welcome to the meeting.

The state department said the US remained in close consultations with South Korean officials who would ensure the North’s participation in the Winter Olympics did not violate UN sanctions.

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