Koreas to meet over North's nuclear disarmament

February 27, 2007 08:36

The two Koreas are set to meet Tuesday for high-level talks after a seven-month hiatus, with South Korea's chief delegate saying he would focus on seeking ways to quickly implement the North's pledge to dismantle its nuclear weapons program. The resumed Cabinet-level meetings - the highest channel of dialogue between the Koreas - are the first concrete sign of eased tensions on the divided peninsula since Pyongyang's February 13 agreement at international arms talks to shut down its main nuclear reactor within 60 days. The two sides will discuss "most importantly, how they could cooperate in quickly implementing the February 13 agreements," South Korea's Unification Minister Lee Jae-joung said Tuesday before his departure for the talks in Pyongyang that run through Friday.

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