General-level inter-Korean military talks near their end at North Korean side of Panmunjom

장성급 군사회담, 공동보도문 조율 및 종료 기다리는 중 Inter-Korean high-level military talks are held for the first time in over a decade.
Generals from the two sides are at the border village of Panmunjom.
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discussing ways to ease cross-border tensions as a follow-up to the Panmunjom Declaration.
Also in the background is this week’s freeze-for-freeze deal between Pyongyang and Washington.
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in which the North promised to halt its nuclear program and the U.
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said it would be suspending its war games in the region.
Our Park Ji-won has been keeping an eye on these talks in Panmunjom.
We’ll go live to her now at Seoul’s Office for Inter-Korean Dialogue.
Jiwon? Daniel.
Today’s talks are nearing their end at Tongilgak, on the North Korean side of Panmunjom,.
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some 50 kilometers north of Seoul.
According to South Korea’s defense ministry joint press corps,.
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the two sides are currently working on a joint agreement,.
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but no details announced as of now.
The talks started at 10 a.
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on Thursday.
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with five delegates on each side,.
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and they’ve been immersed in talks for hours now, even forgoing a lunch break.
Although details of the talks are yet to be unveiled, the chief negotiators, Major General Kim Do-gyun from the South Korean delegation and Lieutenant General Ahn Ik-san from the North Korean delegation, made their opening remarks to the media earlier in the day.
A lieutenant general in North Korea is equivalent to a major general in South Korea.
Let’s hear what the two chief negotiators spoke before the talks began.
Watch video for more details.