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Publish Date : Thursday 11 January 2018 - 05:33
UN Hails Inter-Korean Talks as Tension-Reducing
UN Hails Inter-Korean Talks as Tension-Reducing
Islam Times - UN welcomed revived negotiations between North and South Koreas for easing tensions on the peninsula.
Secretary General Antonio Guterres hailed "the agreement to work to ease military tensions, hold military-to-military talks, and reopen the inter-Korean military hotline," said his spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric, in a statement released on Tuesday.
The UN chief further lauded Pyongyang's decision to send a delegation to the upcoming Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea next month.
"The re-establishment and strengthening of such channels is critical to lowering the risk of miscalculation or misunderstanding and to reduce tensions in the region," added the statement.
The announcement was made after delegates from North and South held their first official talks in two years at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone which divides the two Koreas.
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