North Korea proposes talks with South
North Korea wants to get back to the negotiation table to discuss how families split by the Korean War can be reunited with their loved ones, Press TV reported.
Pyongyang is interested in starting Red Cross talks with Seoul as soon as possible.
North Korea's Red Cross chief made the proposal to his counterpart in the South to arrange the meetings, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Saturday.
The North's Red Cross Chief wants to have the meeting at a resort just north of the Korean border.
South Korea's Unification Ministry says that Seoul is considering the proposal "positively."
Pyongyang says it is all for the humanitarian cooperation between the two sides to unite loved ones living separately on the divided Korean Peninsula.
Millions of families were split following the peninsula's division in 1945 and the ensuing Korean War, which ended with an armistice in 1953.
This comes days after South Korea's Red Cross offered to provide the North with food aid worth more than eight million dollars.
Things have not been looking up for the two neighbors since Seoul accused the North of sinking one of its ships in March and killing 46 sailors. The North has fiercely denied the charge.
Experts say tensions appear to be easing on the troubled Korean peninsula after months of hostility between the two neighbors.