North and South Korea to hold high-level talks

While the talks are being greeted enthusiastically by Seoul, many doubt they will lead to a significant curb in tensions between the neighbouring governments that have been in a state of conflict for decades.

by

    North and South Korea will hold their first high-level talks in more than two years. The rare gathering is expected to focus on the North's participation in next month's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

    But while the talks are being greeted enthusiastically by Seoul, many doubt they will lead to a significant curb in tensions between the neighbouring governments that have been in a state of conflict for decades.

    Al Jazeera's Florence Looi reports from Seoul.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.