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DPRK agrees to hold inter-Korean talks
Updated: 2009-10-13 11:03

SEOUL: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accepted South Korea's proposal to hold talks on river flood prevention and separated family reunions, South Korea' s Unification Ministry said on Tuesday.

On Monday, the South Korean side delivered two separate letters to the DPRK.

One of them, signed by Seoul's Land and Transport Minister Chung Jong-hwan, was forwarded to Pak Song-nam, head of the DPRK's Ministry of Land and Environmental Conservation, proposing working-level talks on Wednesday at the border city of Kaesong in the DPRK to discuss ways to prevent flooding on the Imjin river that runs along the western section of the inter-Korean border.

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While another was sent by the head of South Korea's National Red Cross Yoo Chong-ha to his DPRK counterpart Jang Jae-on, proposing holding talks on Friday at the Mount Kumgang resort on resuming reunions of families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War.

The DPRK has agreed to hold talks with South Korean officials on the proposed dates, but asked to hold both meetings in Kaesong city, and the Seoul accepted it, Lee Jong-joo, a spokesperson at the Seoul's Unification Ministry told media.