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Chronology of inter-Korean talks under President Park Geun-hye

2014/10/04 11:51

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Yonhap) -- The following is a chronology of events leading up to North Korea sending a senior delegation to the closing ceremony of the Incheon Asian Games.

2013

Feb. 25: President Park Geun-hye is sworn into office.

March 8: North Korea unilaterally scraps non-aggression pact with Seoul, cuts off contact through the truce village of Panmunjom.

April 8: North Korea pulls workers from the inter-Korean economic zone in Kaesong causing a shut down in operations.

July 10: Two Koreas engage in talks to restart tours to the Mount Kumgang resort, begins working-level talks to arrange reunions for separated families.

Sept. 16: Kaesong complex resumes operations.

2014

Jan. 1: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un calls for creating atmosphere conducive to better inter-Korean relations.

Jan. 6: Park Geun-hye stresses unification can be a "bonanza" for the Korean people and calls for family reunions around the time of the Lunar New Year.

Jan. 16: North Korea proposes halting hostile military action directed at the other side and stopping mud-slinging.

Feb. 12: South and North Korea hold a senior officials meeting to discuss family reunions.

Feb. 20-25: Family reunions are held at Mt. Kumgang resort in North Korea.

March 28: Park announces her "Dresden proposal" for unification in Germany.

April 12: North Korea lashes out at "Dresden proposal."

  

July 7: North Korea says it will send cheerleading squad to Incheon Asian Games.

Aug. 11: The South Korean government proposes holding a second high-ranking officials meeting.

Aug. 28: North Korea says it will not send a cheerleading squad to the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

Sept. 11: North Korean athletes arrive in Incheon for the Asiad.

Sept. 24: President Park raises North Korean human rights issue at the United Nations.

Oct. 4: North Korea sends Hwang Pyong-so, Choe Ryong-hae and Kim Yang-gon to the closing ceremony of the Asian Games.

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