UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday applauded an agreement between North and South Korea to defuse a military standoff, saying momentum from the deal could help manage other problems on the divided peninsula.

The agreement, announced on Monday, followed a rare artillery exchange over the Korean border last week in which North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un order his frontline troops onto war-footing.

Mr. Ban voiced hope that the agreement to hold regular talks “will serve as a mechanism to effectively manage any problems that may arise on the Korean peninsula.”

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