Five-member delegates from each side staged the second round of talks at the Peace House on the South Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjeom
It was in the region of Panmunjeom
where the original armistice agreement was signed and 55 years later this is the only crossing point between the North and South for armistice-related events.
Red Cross officials from both sides reached the agreement at talks at Tongilgak, an administrative building on the DPRK side of the border truce village of Panmunjeom
are a follow-up to a meeting held at the truce village of Panmunjeom
over the weekend, in which the two sides agreed in principle to reopen the suspended complex.
North Korea notified the South of its position on their visit by land via a Red Cross channel at the truce village Panmunjeom
earlier Thursday, the ministry said.
contact between colonels at the border village of Panmunjeom
on July 13 to
Hosted by Veterans Affairs Minister Greg Thompson, the delegation ventured to the grounds where Canadian troops halted the major Chinese offensive in Kapyong (now called Gapyeong) and also saw first-hand the ongoing cold war in Korea by visiting a South Korean military observation post and travelling to the Joint Security Area between the North and South in Panmunjeom
South Korea tried to send a message containing the protest through the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjeom
, but the North has not accepted it Wednesday, according to South Korea's Unification Ministry.
He (Ban) has taken note of the meeting that ended today,'' he added, referring to the two-day preliminary talks held at the inter-Korean truce village Panmunjeom
, which were to lay the groundwork for the holding of higher-level talks.
The schedule was fixed after the North sent a notice to the South in the morning, accepting the South's offer to hold the talks at the truce village of Panmunjeom
The proposal was delivered to the North through a Red Cross channel at the truce village of Panmunjeom
Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency, monitored in Beijing, cited a communique issued by its delegation to the two-day talks at the truce village of Panmunjeom
as saying the South Korean delegation refused to compromise and treated it discourteously.