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South Korea Agrees to North Offer for Talks on Shut Complex

North and South Korea agreed to hold negotiations on reopening a jointly run industrial park, in what will be their first government-level talks since the complex was shut in April.

After North Korea made the overture, South Korea Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl Jae proposed holding the talks June 12 in Seoul and asked the North to restore a border hotline it cut in March. The agreement, a day before President Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping, follows prodding by China for the North to resume disarmament talks.