Koreas To Hold Talks Amid Tension

In 2004, South and North Korea reached an agreement to dismantle their propaganda loudspeakers at the border.

In 2004, South and North Korea reached an agreement to dismantle their propaganda loudspeakers at the border.

In 2004, South and North Korea reached an agreement to dismantle their propaganda loudspeakers at the border.

South and North Korea agreed to hold top level talks on Saturday as a North Korean deadline loomed for Seoul to halt loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts across the border or face military action. Four high-ranking officials will meet at the border truce village of Panmunjon at 6:00pm (0900GMT), a spokeswoman for the Presidential Blue House in Seoul told AFP. The agreement over the dialogue came just hours before the North’s ultimatum on the cross border broadcasts expires at 5:00pm Pyongyang time (0830GMT). The South side will be represented by Unification Minister Hong Young-Pyo and the head of the National Security Office Kim Kwan-Jin. The North will send it’s military’s top political official, Hwang Pyong-So, who is widely seen as leader Kin Jong-un’s number two, and Workers Party Secretary Kim Yong-Gon, who is in charge of relations with the South.

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