South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea

South Korea proposes rare military talks with North Korea

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South Korea has proposed holding military talks with the North, after weeks of heightened tension following Pyongyang’s long range missile test. If they were to go ahead, they would be the first high-level talks since 2015. A senior official said talks should aim to stop “all hostile activities that raise military tension” at the fortified border between the Koreas. South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in has long signalled his intention to drive closer engagement with the North. In a recent speech in Berlin, he said dialogue with the North was more pressing than ever and called for a peace treaty to be signed and said such dialogue was crucial for those who seek the end of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.