S Korea accepts N Korean proposal for defense talks

South Korea says it has accepted a North Korean offer to hold high-level defense talks.

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2011, 18:53 PM IST

Seoul: South Korea says it has accepted a North Korean offer to hold high-level defense talks.

Unification Ministry spokeswoman Lee Jong-joo said Thursday that the agenda for the talks should include North Korean assurances that it will act responsibly and not provoke tensions in the future. South Korea blames the North for two deadly attacks last year.
The Unification Ministry handles inter-Korean affairs.
The move came hours after North Korea proposed talks between the countries` defense ministers.

Bureau Report