Redouble efforts to resolve differences, Ban tells Koreas

2015-08-23 07:57
Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. (File: AFP)

Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon. (File: AFP)

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Seoul – The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the dialogue between the North and South Korea and urged both sides to de-escalate the situation.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Ban called on the two sides to "redouble efforts to resolve differences through dialogue while refraining from taking any measure that is not conducive to dialogue".

The statement said Ban took note of the agreement to resume the discussions later on Sunday.

The meeting comes after North Korea demanded on Thursday that the South halt its loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts along the border or face military action.

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