1. South Korean Presidential National Security Advisor, Kim Kwan-jin, entering briefing room
2. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Kwan-jin, South Korean Presidential National Security Advisor:
"(Secondly) the North (North Korea) expressed regret over two South Korean soldiers being injured due to a land mine explosion, which took place on the South Korean side of the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone). Thirdly, the South (Korea) will cease propaganda loud speaker broadcast along the MDL (Military Demarcation Line) as of noon of August 25, unless there is an abnormal situation taking place. Fourth, the North will lift its quasi-state of war."
3. Wide of the briefing
4. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Kwan-jin, South Korean Presidential National Security Advisor:
"The South and North will move forward with the separated families reunion on the occasion of Korean Thanksgiving and hold (the reunion) regularly. (The South and North) agreed to hold Red Cross working-level talks (for the reunion) in early September."
5. Wide of briefing
6. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Kim Kwan-jin, South Korean Presidential National Security Advisor:
"The South and North will hold a governmental meeting in Seoul or Pyongyang as soon as possible in order to improve South and North relations, and continue talks and negotiations in several areas."
South and North Korea reached an agreement to ease tensions in the Korean Peninsula in the early hours of Tuesday, after three-day long talks.
The talks which began on Saturday evening ended around midnight on Tuesday with agreements in six areas, including the North expressing regret over the injury of two South Korean soldiers and the South agreeing to cease the propaganda loud speaker broadcast along the military demarcation line.
Both sides also agreed to hold reunions between separated families at Korean Thanksgiving and to hold talks as soon as possible to improve strained relations between the two countries.
The decision to hold these latest talks came hours ahead of a Saturday deadline set by North Korea for the South to dismantle the propaganda loudspeakers.
North Korea had declared that its front-line troops were in full war readiness and prepared to go to battle if Seoul did not back down.