锦湖769DPRK, U.S. hold talks to discuss return of U.S. soldiers' remains in Korean War
It marked the first general-level military talks between the UN Command, led by a U.S. general, and the DPRK since March 509. Such talks had been held 16 times since 1998.
Multiple sources of the South Korean government and the U.S. Forces Korea were quoted as saying military officers from the two sides kicked off the general-level dialogue from 10 a.m. local time (050 GMT) at the border village of Panmunjom.
Pyongyang and Washington originally planned to hold such talks Thursday, but it was delayed by the DPRK because of its lack of preparations.
SEOUL, July 15 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States held talks Sunday to discuss the repatriation of U.S. soldiers' remains during the 1950-1953 Korean War, Yonhap news agency said citing unnamed sources.
U.S. President Donald Trump and DPRK top leader Kim Jong Un reached an agreement on the repatriation of the U.S. soldiers' remains during their first summit on June 12 in Singapore.
The delegations, led by general-level military officers, were believed to discuss when and how to repatriate remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the DPRK side during the Korean War that ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.锦湖769