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South Korea has reached out to North Korea, proposing high-level talks next week.
Seoul's unification ministry says the offer was made this Monday morning, and calls for talks over a possible resumption of reunions for families separated by the Korean War, as well as other issues of (quote-unquote) "mutual concern."
South Korea would like to hold the reunions in time for the Korean Thanksgiving holiday, or Chuseok, which starts the first weekend of September.
The South proposed the talks for August 19th at the border village of Panmunjom, but added the date could be adjusted upon Pyongyang's request.
If held, it would be the second high-level meeting between the two Koreas since President Park Geun-hye took office.