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South Korea Proposes High-Level Talks With North Korea

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South Korea Proposes High-Level Talks With North Korea
South Korea's Ministry of Unification said Tuesday the government proposed a meeting between the two countries on Jan. 9.
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South and North Korea could soon hold high-level talks with each other. 

South Korea's Ministry of Unification said Tuesday the government proposed a meeting between the two countries on Jan. 9.

The agency said in a statement, "We hope South and North Korea can sit face to face and candidly discuss on issues of mutual interest concerning the improvement of inter-Korean ties, along with the North's participation to the Winter Olympics."

The announcement comes one day after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un extended what seemed to be an olive branch to South Korea.

During his annual New Year's Day speech, Kim sent his well wishes for the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and offered to send a delegation to participate in the games.

As of Tuesday morning, North Korea had yet to respond to the South's proposal.