Seoul, Feb 1 (Agencies): South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak insisted North Korea on Tuesday to grab the opportunity to ease the months of tension. He said it’s a "good chance", as the two sides prepare for talks.

North and South have settled for holding high-level military dialogue. Seoul has proposed holding preparatory talks on February 11, which would be their first contact since Pyongyang's deadly shelling of a border island last November.

Lee, on a television discussion programme, was asked if successful military dialogue could lead to the resumption of international nuclear disarmament talks and to an inter-Korean summit.
"I won't deny it," he said adding, "We can hold a summit if necessary...this is a good chance for North Korea."