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Seoul, Pyongyang hold formal talks after two years

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Seoul, Jan 9: South and North Korea on Tuesday held their first meeting in more than two years with a focus on facilitating Pyongyang’s participation in the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and ways to improve their long-stalled bilateral ties. Held at the truce village of Panmunjom, a heavily fortified border area in South Korea’s North Hwanghae province, the high-level meeting is the first of its kind since December 2015, reports Efe news.”I came here with hopes that the two Koreas hold talks with a sincere and faithful attitude to give precious results to the Korean people who harbour high expectations for this meeting, as the first new year present,” Yonhap News Agency quoted Ri Son-gwon, North Korea’s chief delegate, as saying in his iugural speech. (IANS)

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