Two Koreas to hold working-level military talks
The two Koreas will hold working-level military talks Thursday to fine-tune details of a comprehensive agreement, to flesh out the military part of their April summit accord aimed at reducing border tensions and building mutual trust.
The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. at Tongilgak, a North Korean-controlled building in the truce village of Panmunjom within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas. Pyongyang recently made the proposal for the talks, which Seoul accepted later. The two sides are expected to discuss a series of issues, such as withdrawing DMZ guard posts on a trial basis, carrying out a joint project to excavate Korean War remains in the buffer zone and disarming the Joint Security Area in Panmunjom.The results of the talks are likely to be included in the envisioned military agreement, which is expected to be officially adopted by President Moon Jae-in and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un during their third summit slated to occur in Pyongyang from Sept. 18-20.