North Korea asks South Korea to postpone the Korean-American military exercise until the reunion of the Korean and Korean families

Xinhuanet Seoul, February 13 (Reporter Peng Wei) South Korea’s Unification Ministry said on the 13th that the high-level talks between South Korea and North Korea on the 12th have ended. North Korea’s talks demanded that South Korea delay the joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States. After the reunion of the Han Dynasty family.

South Korea and North Korea held the first high-level talks since 2007 on the Korean side of Panmunjom on the Korean side. The two sides exchanged views on issues of concern to them.

Five representatives from both Korea and North Korea attended the meeting. The chief representative of the Korean side is Jin Kuixian, the deputy head of the National Security Office of Qingwatai. The chief representative of the DPRK is Yuan Dongyuan, deputy minister of the united front. Some officials from the Qingwatai, the Ministry of Unification and the Ministry of National Defense also attended the meeting.

The “Marathon” talks began at 10 am local time on the 12th and ended at 11:35 on the evening of the 12th, including two rounds of plenary meeting and two rounds of chief representative’s separate talks. . The two sides did not formulate the issues of the talks in advance, only clarified their respective positions on the issues of common interest and understood the other party’s demands. The talks did not reach an agreement at the end.

The Korean Ministry of Unification said that the DPRK representative had returned at 0:10 local time on the 13th.

On the 5th, the representative of the Korean dynasty held a meeting of the Red Cross’s discrete family members at the Panmunjom, and agreed to hold a reunion of separated families in Mount Kumgang, North Korea from the 20th to the 25th.

The DPRK proposed to hold high-level talks with the ROK on the 8th. The two sides finalized the date of the talks after several non-public consultations.

The last high-level talks between the two sides were held in 2007. The two sides originally planned to hold a new round of high-level talks in June 2013, but the differences between the two sides in the representative of the talks could not be eliminated and the talks were forced to cancel.

Responsible Editor: Zhu Malie

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