Earlier this month, Moon reiterated he's willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if conditions are met. Moon also said the two Koreas must halt hostile activities along the border, restart family reunions and cooperate on the 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. University of North Korean Studies professor Yang Moo-jin predicted, "North Korea could agree to inter-Korean military talks, since it was one of the things - along with a large-scale reunification meeting - proposed by the Korean Workers' Party at its 7th party Congress [in May 2016]".
Separately, South Korea asked the Red Cross to deliver a proposal to reopen talks later this year on resuming reunions for relatives who were separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. They would also come roughly two weeks after North Korea conducted its latest missile test this year, launching an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in has long signalled he wants closer engagement with the North. Seoul however says the group-12 waitresses and a restaurant manager- had defected to the South a year ago.
Moon has said he will use both dialogue and pressure to resolve the standoff over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
Primary users of fuel products in North Korea include fishermen, farmers, truckers and the military.
North Korea's state media didn't immediately respond to South Korea's proposals.
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When Trump was later asked about the climate agreement, responding, "Something could happen with respect to the Paris Accord". Trumps interactions with world leaders, especially his handshakes, have become talking points in the past.
In an act to rein in the North, the United States is preparing new sanctions on Chinese banks and firms doing business with Pyongyang possibly within weeks, two senior U.S. officials told Reuters.
The North's latest ICBM launch has stoked security worries as it showed the country could eventually ideal a reliable nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States.
South Korea and the North are divided by a heavily-fortified border.
But analysts say these could be highly fraught with Pyongyang still angry at the South's unwillingness to repatriate high-profile defectors. The ministry, which gave no agenda for the talks, said it was still waiting for an answer from Pyongyang.
After the launch, Kim said he would never negotiate his weapons programs unless the United States abandons its hostile policy toward his country. Moon suggested earlier this month hostile military activities at the border be ended on July 27, the anniversary of the 1953 armistice agreement that ended the Korean War.