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Seoul, Pyongyang to seek reduction of inter-Korean military tensions

12 February 2018

The Ministry of Unification in Seoul announced on 11 February that the South and North Korean governments will seek to reduce military tensions as part of a move designed to prepare the ground for an inter-Korean summit.

The move follows a three-day visit by a high-ranking North Korean delegation to the South on the occasion of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, which included an invitation for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang for talks.

“With regards to North Korea’s invitation, South and North Korea will co-operate to set the conditions and enable President Moon’s visit to North Korea,” said the ministry in a statement.

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