North Korea proposes dialogue with South Korean political parties

Seoul, Feb 12(ANI): North Korea has reportedly proposed a dialogue with South Korea's political parties for easing tensions between the two countries.

The proposal was sent by North Korea's Asia-Pacific Peace Committee to Seoul's four major political parties, including the ruling Grand National Party (GNP) and the main opposition Democratic Party (DP).

According to Xinhua news agency, Pyongyang has expressed its willingness to discuss key issues of the nation with the South in a frank way, either with the ruling, opposition parties, progressive or conservative forces.

It hopes that the GNP, as the ruling party in South Korea, will make a major contribution to improve inter-Korean ties and achieving peace and unification.

North Korea has made a series of conciliatory gestures since early January, repeating calls for unconditional and early inter-Korean talks to help defuse cross-border tension.

Earlier, the two-day colonel-level military talks, held on February 8-9, at the truce village of Panmunjom had ended without any breakthrough. (ANI)

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