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South-Korea calls for high-level talks with North-Korea

Seoul, South Korea: South Korea has proposed high-level talks next week with rival North Korea to discuss resuming reunions of Korean War-divided families.

Seoul's Unification Ministry in a statement Monday said it suggested meeting 19 August at the North Korean side of the truce border village of Panmunjom. The Koreas last had a high-level meeting in February.

 South-Korea calls for high-level talks with North-Korea

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un in this file photo. AFP

Since then, North Korea has conducted an unusually large number of missile and artillery tests. Pyongyang has also insulted South Korea's leader, calling her a prostitute, and expressed fury over US-South Korean military drills.

The latest six-day family reunions in February were the first such meetings in more than three years.

The Korean Peninsula is technically in a state of war because the Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice, not a peace treaty.

Associated Press

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Updated Date: Aug 11, 2014 11:31:28 IST