North Korea and South Korea to hold first talks in 2 years

Kim Jong Un.
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North Korea has accepted South Korea's invitation to discuss ways to cooperate on the upcoming Winter Olympics, and agreed to meet at the border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday, South Korea's Unification Ministry announced Friday.

This will be the first formal dialogue between Pyongyang and Seoul in more than two years, and they will also discuss how to improve ties between the countries. On Thursday, the United States and South Korea agreed to postpone their joint military exercises until after the Pyeongchang Olympics in February; North Korea considers the annual military exercises preparation for an invasion.

While some anaylsts see this as the first step in bettering relations, others believe this could be Pyongyang's way of causing friction between South Korea and the United States.

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