North and South Korea have agreed to hold military and Red Cross talks later this month aimed at reducing tensions and resuming the reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.
During a meeting of senior officials at the border village of Panmunjom, the North and South also agreed to establish a liaison office at the town of Kaesong, and to discuss fielding combined sports teams at the Asian Games in August, as they continue to take steps toward reconciliation.
South Korea said building trust with North Korea is crucial amid a US-led diplomatic push to persuade the North to give up its nuclear weapons.
The high-level meeting between the Koreas followed talks in New York between US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and senior North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol on a possible summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
American delegations are also meeting with North Koreans at Panmunjom and in Singapore.