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Published:August 23rd, 2015 12:18 EST

Ban Encourages Koreas to Deescalate Tensions

By SOP newswire3

Welcoming a high-level meeting between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea, which was held yesterday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged both sides to pave the way for deescalating the situation and promoting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

He calls on the parties to redouble efforts to resolve differences through dialogue while refraining from taking any measure that is not conducive to dialogue, " points out a statement issued yesterday evening by the UN spokesperson.

The Secretary-General further took note of the agreement that the discussions will be resumed today, adds the statement

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