Latest News:  
Beijing   Light rain    27 / 22 ℃  City Forecast


S. Korea, U.S. to hold defense talks over DPRK policy coordination


14:10, September 11, 2012

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- South Korea and the United States are set to hold the second round of defense talks aimed at policy coordination toward the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK), the Defense Ministry said here Tuesday.

The allies are also expected to assess threats posed by the DPRK's nuclear program and weapons of mass destruction and their joint deterrence strategies at the Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue (KIDD), which opens in Seoul Wednesday, according to the ministry.

The two-day talks will also involve discussions on the planned transfer of wartime operational control from Washington to Seoul and bilateral cooperation on cyber security challenges and space development.

The KIDD serves as a high-level dialogue channel aligning and overseeing various defense talks between the allies, including the Security Policy Initiative (SPI) and the Extended Deterrence Policy Committee (EDPC).

The outcome of the talks will be announced at the 44th Security Consultative Meeting in October.

Most viewed commentaries

World News in Photo
Lovely animals all over the world North Korea's top leader, wife visit restaurant Fly high:Tough guy Putin's tender moment
Moscow holds salon displaying new auto trends N. Korea's Kim, wife visit working people's new flats Documentary: Girls living in US slum district



Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Fighters conduct live-fire attack training

  2. North Korea in festive mood for National Day

  3. Experts say 8% growth possible

  4. Which special tour is right for you?

  5. Sexy photos of Rosie Alice Huntington-Whiteley

  6. Trainings of U.S. Navy Seals

Most Popular


  1. Green economy should not be used as political card
  2. Hongkongers remain confused over identity
  3. 9/11 attack spurred mistaken wartime strategy
  4. Japan lost at sea among shifting priorities
  5. Regaining Diaoyu needs long-term efforts
  6. Expert: China needs more elite servicemen

What's happening in China

Bombing victims to sue in Chinese court

  1. Pricey Teachers' Day gifts create anxiety
  2. Rescuers track down missing hikers
  3. Social security for 54% of expats
  4. Predicted rain could hamper rescuers
  5. HK retains 'most expensive' ranking

China Features

  1. Cooperation promote sustainable economic growth
  2. Exclusive:A probe into GM rice test
  3. How much we continue to pay for 'face saving? '
  4. Entering China's northernmost village
  5. Italy makes efforts to attract Chinese students

PD Online Data

  1. Ministry of Water Resources
  2. Ministry of Railways
  3. People's Bank of China
  4. Ministry of Health
  5. Ministry of Culture