North and South Korea set for high-level talks by AP News | 11th December 2015 | @AP South Korea and North Korea national flags. Pic: AP. South Korea and North Korea national flags. Pic: AP.

North and South Korea set for high-level talks
by AP News | 11th December 2015 | @AP
South Korea and North Korea national flags. Pic: AP.

South Korea and North Korea national flags. Pic: AP.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea are set to hold rare high-level talks at a North Korean border town in their latest step to improve ties after they walked away from a military standoff in August.

No major breakthrough was expected at Friday’s meeting between vice-ministerial officials in Kaesong, but analysts said it was meaningful that the rivals were carrying out on previously agreed reconciliation efforts.

The countries threatened war against each other last summer over land mine explosions that maimed two South Korean soldiers. The standoff eased in August when they met for marathon talks and agreed on a set of tension-reduction efforts, including resuming talks between senior officials, and holding a new round of reunions for war-separated families, which were held in October.

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