July 20, 2015 09:29
The Defense Ministry has officially invited the North Korean vice armed forces minister to the Seoul Security Dialogue in September.
The ministry sent a telephone message to the North on Friday morning. "We said we're going to discuss global issues, including a wide range of agendas for peace and security," a spokesman said.
The forum brings together vice defense ministers and government and civilian security experts from Asian countries. This is the first time since it started in 2012 that a senior North Korean military leader has been invited.
The invitation comes at a time when cross-border relations are tense and more joint South Korea-U.S. military drills loom.
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