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Jun 7, 2013 10:48 PM by katc

Rival Koreas Agree to Meet at Border Truce Village

North and South Korea have agreed to hold their first meeting in recent years at a truce village straddling their heavily armed border.

South Korea's Unification Ministry says Pyongyang agreed Saturday to Seoul's earlier proposal to hold talks Sunday at Panmunjom.

The sides plan higher talks later on restoring a jointly run factory park and other cross-border projects.

Seoul says the ministerial-level talks should be held Wednesday in Seoul. Pyongyang says a lower-level meeting is needed first, citing mistrust between them.

Officials from the countries last met for talks in 2011. Animosity has since prevailed in their relations.

In April, Pyongyang pulled out its 53,000 workers from the Kaesong industrial park just north of the border. Seoul withdrew its last personnel in May.

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