April 07, 2011 11:29
Seoul has proposed holding a second round of discussions with North Korea on volcanic activity at Mt. Baekdu at the border town of Kaesong next Tuesday.
Seoul's Unification Ministry says it will send the same group of four volcano experts it sent to the initial meeting last week.
In those talks the two sides agreed only on the urgency of a joint study of the volcanic mountain in the North.
The South Korean side aims to focus first on verifying claims that the mountain is volcanically active through preliminary research and data exchanges.
The North, meanwhile, suggested the two sides immediately start cooperative projects such as an academic forum and a field study.
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