DPRK has yet to respond to S.Korea's dialogue offer: Seoul military

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-18 12:58:07|Editor: Yamei
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SEOUL, July 18 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had yet to respond to South Korea's offer to hold talks on military affairs to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Seoul's defense ministry said Tuesday.

Defense Ministry spokesman Moon Sang-kyun told a press briefing that there has been no response from the DPRK to South Korea's dialogue overtures, saying the ministry would take additional actions in accordance with the DPRK's response.

The ministry made an official proposal to the DPRK for holding the dialogue of the military authorities to stop any hostile acts near the military demarcation line (MDL).

Seoul requested the dialogue be held on Friday at Tongilgak, a building in the DPRK side of the truce village of Panmunjom.

The DPRK's state-run media had yet to announce any response to Seoul's dialogue proposal on Monday.

Asked about when Pyongyang had to respond to the dialogue overture to hold the talks this week, the spokesman said Pyongyang's response was considered when scheduling the proposed talks, indicating much time would not be needed for preparations for the dialogue.