SEOUL – The United States and North Korea discussed on Sunday the return of the remains of US troops killed in the Korean War, Yonhap news agency reported.
The talks took place at Panmunjom on the border between North and South Korea.
Maj. Gen. Michael Minihan, chief of staff of the US-led UN Command, headed the US delegation. A two-star general was present among the North Korean representatives.
The discussions were the first general-level talks the two sides have held in nine years, Yonhap reported.
Repatriating the remains of US soldiers killed in the Korean War of 1950-1953 was part of the deal reached by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at their summit on June 12 in Singapore.
Talks on the same issue scheduled for Thursday were called off at the last moment by the North Koreans.