|National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin, far left, and director of the general political department of North Korea's military Hwang Pyong-so, second from right, met when Hwang visited the South after the end of the Incheon Asian Games in 2014. / Yonhap|
By Ko Dong-hwan
South and North Korea reopened talks Sunday at 3: 30 p.m., to defuse heightened tension on the Peninsula.
The South's National Security Adviser Kim Kwan-jin and Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo met with the North's Kim Yang-gon, the top official in charge of South Korean affairs for the North, and Hwang Pyong-so, director of the general political department of North Korea's military for the second day at Panmumjeom.
The two sides held talks for more than 10 hours on Saturday and way into Sunday morning without reaching an agreement.
The inter-Korean high-level contact Saturday came just few hours before the North's deadline toward South to stop the propaganda broadcasts along the border and and remove loudspeakers before 5 p.m. Saturday.