Communist North Korea agreed Monday to rival South Korea's proposals to hold the highest-level political and military talks on easing tensions since the Korean War.

Prime Minister Yon Hyung Mok of North Korea accepted the south's proposal that he and his South Korean counterpart, Kang Young-hoon, should head their respective delegations at talks to be held in both country's capitals.Yon proposed a meeting at the Panmunjom border truce site on Feb. 8 at which vice ministers would work out terms for full-scale talks. No date was mentioned for the main talks, and the two sides are expected to face problems on agreeing on terms.