World IN BRIEF : SOUTH KOREA : Free Travel Proposal Rejected by Seoul

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Communist North Korea proposed talks with South Korea on allowing free travel between the rival countries, but South Korea rejected the idea. The proposal was made in letters delivered in the border village of Panmunjom and addressed to South Korea's president, prime minister and three main opposition leaders. According to South Korean officials, North Korea repeated a proposal that the two Koreas hold "top-level political talks" to discuss free travel on the Korean peninsula.

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