North and South Korea hold talks amid tension

The talks had now concluded but there are no details yet

Baku. 22 August. REPORT.AZ/ North and South Korea have held top-level talks amid growing tension, Report informs citing BBC.

Senior aides to the two countries' leaders met at the Panmunjom truce village on the border, reports said.

North Korea had threatened "strong military action" if the South did not stop border loudspeaker broadcasts.

Following an exchange of fire on Thursday, North Korea declared a "semi-state of war", state media reported.

No media organisations are present at the talks, which took place inside the demilitarised zone which divides the two Koreas.

Yonhap said the talks had now concluded but there are no details yet.

South Korea said ahead of the talks that it would be represented by national security adviser Kim Kwan-jin and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo, and the North would send senior officials Hwang Pyong-so and Kim Yong-gon.

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