SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea accepted a South Korean proposal Thursday to hold talks next week, clearing the way for a resumption of the stalled reconciliation process on their divided peninsula.
South Korea made the proposal in a telephone call through its liaison office at the border village of Panmunjom. The call came in response to a North Korean offer last weekend to restart talks "as soon as possible."
North Korea, which broke off talks in March, accepted the South Korea suggestion in a telegram hours later, the South Korean Unification Ministry said.
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