DPRK formally proposes dialogue with South Korea

19:27, January 10, 2011      

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South Korea has received an official letter from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), in which Pyongyang urged to hold government-level talks and Red Cross dialogue as soon as possible, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Monday.

In the letter sending via Panmunjom channels on Monday, Pyongyang proposed holding working-level government contact in its border town of Kaesong on Jan. 27 to discuss the venue and date for future higher level government talks, and holding Red Cross dialogue on Feb. 1 in South Korean border city of Munsan, the ministry said in a press release.

Pyongyang also said in the letter that it will reopen Red Cross liaison office at the truce village of Panmunjom and the economic negotiation office in Kaesong as of Wednesday.

Source: Xinhua

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