Two Koreas to hold military talks on easing border tensions this week

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A South Korea soldier stands guard in May at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone, which divides the two Koreas. (AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES)
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A South Korea soldier stands guard in May at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone, which divides the two Koreas. (AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES)

Two Koreas to hold military talks on easing border tensions this week

by: Kim Gamel and Yoo Kyong Chang | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 12, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea – North and South Korean military officers will discuss ways to ease border tensions Thursday in the truce village of Panmunjom, the defense ministry said.

The talks will occur four days before an inter-Korean summit is to begin in Pyongyang amid a new push for diplomatic momentum in the crisis over the North nuclear weapon’s program.

The military meeting will focus on proposals to excavate the remains of troops killed in the 1950-53 Korean War from the heavily fortified frontier, the removal of guard posts from the Demilitarized Zone on a trial basis and how to disarm the jointly patrolled area in Panmunjom, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

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