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N.Korea agrees to talks with S.Korea: officials

Posted By admin On June 5, 2009 @ 4:01 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Friday, June 5, 2009

North Korea on Friday agreed to hold talks with South Korea next week, Seoul officials said, amid high tensions between the two nations.

The North has accepted a proposal for working-level talks on June 11 at the Kaesong joint industrial complex just north of the border, according to South Korea’s unification ministry.

South Korean and US troops have gone on heightened alert since the North staged a nuclear test in late May, renounced the armistice that ended the Korean war in the 1950s and threatened the South with possible attack.

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South Korean officials say they fear the North will stage a border provocation on land or at sea.

Next week’s talks will focus on operations at Kaesong.

The two sides held their first government-level talks in more than a year on April 21. The North demanded pay rises for its workers and land-use fees at the Seoul-funded estate.

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