January 9, 2018 / 12:37 PM / 8 months ago

North Korea urges guarantee of peace on Korean peninsula: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Tuesday asked North Korea to halt hostile acts that raise tension on the Korean peninsula, in the first talks between the neighbors in two years, Seoul said in a statement.

Head of the North Korean delegation, Ri Son Gwon talks with his South Korean counterpart Cho Myoung-gyon (not pictured) during their meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Korea Pool

North Korea responded that there was a need to guarantee a peaceful environment on the peninsula and agreed to hold future military talks with the South, it added.

Reporting by Christine Kim; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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