South Korea Proposes Talks with North Despite Pyongyang’s Skepticism

South Korea has extended an offer for military and humanitarian talks with North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in ran on a platform of engagement with the North and proposed talks with Pyongyang several times as a candidate and as president.

The talks would be the first high-level dialogue between North and South since 2014 and would attempt to halt “all hostile activities that raise military tension,” according to South Korean Vice Defense Minister Suh Choo-suk. The talks could also reestablish meetings between families separated by the Korean War, a good will gesture organized in previous talks.

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