World North Korea accepts South Korea's offer to meet for talks

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    Seoul, South Korea (CNN)North Korea has accepted South Korea's proposal for official talks in what will be the first high-level contact between the two countries in more than two years.

    South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun told reporters Friday that North Korea informed Seoul by fax that it has accepted the offer to initiate talks.

    The person-to-person talks will be held Tuesday -- the day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's birthday -- at the Peace House in the village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone, Baik said.

    The two sides agreed to work on the details of the talks "through the exchange of documents," Baik said, adding that agenda items will be "issues related to improving inter-Korean relationships, including the Pyeongchang Olympic Games."

    A statement from the International Olympic Committee said it welcomes talks aimed at having North Korean athletes compete in next month's Winter Games in South Korea.

    The IOC said it was continuing discussions with the North Korean National Olympic Committee and keeping its invitation open for a delegation.

    Read more here. (CNN)
     

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