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North and South Koreas to Hold High-level Talk Next Month

People's Daily Online

(CRI Online) 10:06, November 28, 2015

The two Koreas have announced plans to hold a senior level meeting next month.

The vice-ministerial-level talks are set to take place in the North Korean border city of Kaesong on December 11th.

Jeong Joon-hee is with the South Korean Ministry of Unification.

'With vice-ministers as head representatives, we agreed to form a pool of representatives according to how we both see fit. We set a convenient agenda for the meeting to discuss pending issues related to the improvement of South Korea-North Korea relations.'

Details of what the two sides are expected to talk about have not been made public.

The high-level talks will be the first in some 8-years, should they go ahead.

Talks between the two sides were set to take place in 2013, but were cancelled at the last minute for yet unknown reasons.

This round of talks comes after the two sides traded fire earlier this year following a land mine explosion that maimed two South Korean soldiers patrolling the South's side of the Demilitarized Zone.

North and South Korea are still technically in a state of war, as the 1953 armistice which ended the fighting in the Korean War never resulted in a peace treaty.

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