Tuesday 27 September 2016

Talks to defuse North and South Korea tensions conclude

Published 24/08/2015 | 18:12

South Korean National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin (R), South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo (2nd R), Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Yang Gon (2nd L), and the top military aide to the North's leader Kim Jong Un Hwang Pyong-so (L), shake hands during the inter-Korean high-level talks REUTERS/the Unification Ministry/Yonhap
South Korean National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin (R), South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo (2nd R), Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Yang Gon (2nd L), and the top military aide to the North's leader Kim Jong Un Hwang Pyong-so (L), shake hands during the inter-Korean high-level talks REUTERS/the Unification Ministry/Yonhap

South Korea says high-level talks with North Korea over how to defuse rising tensions have ended.

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In a statement, South Korea's presidential office says the talks ended more than a day after they began at the border village of Panmunjom.

The statement says chief South Korean delegate and presidential security adviser Kim Kwan-jin will announce the results of the discussions shortly.

The talks were the second round of negotiations the rival Koreas began on Saturday after events at their heavily guarded border pushed them to the brink of a possible military confrontation.

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