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.

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    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.


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