South Korea is seeking urgent talks with its northern neighbour to defuse growing military tension.
The situation has been escalating as the regime in Pyongyang continues to conduct tests on long-range missiles, in defiance of UN sanctions.
The country recently tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile, which raised global tension.
The Defence Ministry in Seoul has proposed a meeting in the border village of Panmumjom, prompted by newly-elected President Moon Jae-In.
The meeting is intended to come to an agreement to stop all hostile activities that increase military tension along the border between the North and South.
South Korea hopes the regime in Pyongyang will have a "positive" response to the meeting.