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The US-led UN Command, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will have another round of meetings early next month. It is there, they will arrange a timetable for general-level talks.
Friday, the two sides held a two-hour meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom. Colonels from the two sides continued their discussions for general-level talks.
At the end of the meeting, they tentatively agreed to meet again on August 9th. During the previous meeting held July 23rd, the UN Command proposed a joint group assess any armistice violations in the March sinking of South Korea's ship, the Cheonan.
The DPRK demanded a high-level team be dispatched to the South to conduct its own investigations into the matter.
The general-level talks between the UN Command and the DPRK served as a measure to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. It was first launched in 1998. So far 16 rounds of talks have been convened.