July 17, 2017
South Korean officials propose military talks with North Korea for the first time since 2015.
Seoul’s defense minister has requested talks with Pyongyang later this week, and is asking the North to stop all hostile activities in the area.
The meeting would be held in a North Korean building where previous talks have taken place.
North Korea has launched a number of ballistic missile tests since the start of 2017.
Officials hope North Korea accepts their request.
The proposal comes around one week after the president of South Korea said talks with the North are more important than ever in order to halt provocations.