ROK, DPRK agree to defuse tension after talks
Updated: 2015-08-25 09:16
SEOUL - The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) agreed Tuesday to defuse the tension on the peninsula following a 43-hour dialogue.
The DPRK expressed regrets over landmine blasts, which maimed two soldiers of the ROK and ROK will stop all loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts from Tuesday noon in frontline areas, according to Seoul's officials.
Under the six-point agreement, both sides also agreed to hold an inter-governmental dialogue in Seoul or Pyongyang at an earliest possible date to improve ties and to go ahead with talks and negotiations in various areas.
Pyongyang agreed to release the earlier order of a state of war.
The two sides agreed to hold a working-level Red Cross contact in early September for the reunion of families separated by the 1950-1953 Korean War during the upcoming Chuseok holiday that falls in late September.
Seoul and Pyongyang also agreed to facilitate private-sector exchanges in a wide range.