10 January 2018
The two Koreas have agreed to hold military talks in what is being seen as a step forward in easing tensions on the peninsula triggered by a string of missile and nuclear tests by Pyongyang.
The breakthrough came after both sides held their first formal meeting in two years, ostensibly to discuss North Korea’s participation in the upcoming Winter Olympics hosted by the South.
Dr Graham Ong-Webb, research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said North Korea’s confirmation to participate in the Olympics “in itself marks the dialogue’s success”.
“This is tangible progress that the South Korean government can actually build on for cultivating peace in the Korean peninsula,” he said.
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Last updated on 23/01/2018