January 5, 2018 / 1:45 AM / 5 months ago

N.Korea accepts talks offer from S.Korea, meeting to be held Jan. 9

SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold official talks on Jan. 9, South Korea’s unification ministry said on Friday, after Pyongyang sent a statement accepting Seoul’s offer for talks next week.

The agenda will include the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as well as other issues of mutual interest, ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun told a regular briefing. (Reporting by Christine Kim and Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Michael Perry)

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