Japan, North Korea agree to resume government talks: Jiji

TOKYO Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:36pm EDT

Industrial zone rises behind a residential area in the North Korean capital Pyongyang at dawn September 28, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Industrial zone rises behind a residential area in the North Korean capital Pyongyang at dawn September 28, 2011.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and North Korea have agreed to resume high-level government talks over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs after a gap of more than a year, Jiji news agency reported on Thursday.

It added that a schedule has yet to be decided for the talks, with the agreement reached between more junior level officials meeting on the sidelines of talks between Japanese and North Korean Red Cross officials in Shenyang, China.

(Reporting by Elaine Lies)

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