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North-South Korea relations summit seeks peace

Delegates to North-South Korea relations summit calls for adherence to past nuclear agreements By The Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) ' An agreement reached between delegates to an informal U.S. conference on relations between North and South Korea recommends the three countries' governments abide by past nuclear weapons agreements and cooperate on providing food aid, reuniting separated families and recovering troops missing in action.

Thursday's announcement at a peace summit at the University of Georgia comes as the Obama administration plans to sit down with North Korea for a fresh round of atomic weapons talks and appoint a full-time envoy.

The U.S. wants North Korea to adhere to a 2005 agreement it later reneged on, which required the North's verifiable denuclearization in exchange for better relations with its Asian neighbors, energy assistance and a pledge from Washington that it wouldn't attack the isolated country.

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