Seoul is proposing to hold high-level talks on January 9 with Pyongyang at the demilitarized zone between the two countries, South Korea's Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said Tuesday.
The minister further suggested holding talks at the Panmunjom village after North Korean President, Kim Jong Un, expressed hopes that the country's athletes would take part in the upcoming Olympic Games set to take place in South Korea.
The move has been welcomed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has expressed willingness to allow the participation of North Korean athletes in the event.
The negotiations might take place amid reports of the Japan's Kyodo News Agency, claiming that Tokyo was considering four possible scenarios of military operations on the Korean Peninsula, including hostilities between the armed forces of North Korea and South Korea, a US preemptive on the DPRK, a South Korea's invasion of the DPRK and a North Korean missile strike on Japan.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team