In a shocking, unexpected move, the regime of North Korea has responded to South Korean officials about establishing a meeting for possible peace negotiations.
The surprising move comes on the heels of rising tensions between dictator Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump.
Official talks and are scheduled to have person-to-person talks next Tuesday.
South Korea’s Unification Ministry Baik Tae-hyun told reporters that North Korea informed them by fax at 10:16 a.m. local time that they have accepted their proposal for talks.
The person-to-person talks will be held January 9th at the Peace House, located on the South Korean side of the village of Panmunjom, located in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two nations, Baik said.
The announcement comes on the heels of other signs of nascent rapprochement between the two rivals.
In recent days a hotline between Seoul and Pyongyang, which had remained unused for two years, rang once again, in what has been widely regarded as a major diplomatic breakthrough. At least five calls have been placed through the cross-border channel since.””