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Top S. Korean diplomat calls for building effective communication lines with N. Korea

2017/12/11 SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Yonhap) — South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha on Monday raised the need to establish effective communication lines with North Korea to convey the international community’s voice for the country’s denuclearization.

“Opening effective communication channels should be pursued in order to deliver the international community’s voice to the isolated and secluded North Korea,” Kang said in an international forum on a “Nuclear-Free Korean Peninsula” hosted by the state-run Institute for Foreign Affairs and National Security (IFANS).

“It’s (also) crucial to arrange reunions of separated families between South and North Korea and restore a hotline between the military authorities,” she also said, stressing the Moon Jae-in government’s policy vision to increase engagement with the North.

“The South Korean government plans to start with contact (with North Korea) to achieve those specific tasks in the process of seeking a more meaningful inter-Korean relationship,” said the foreign minister.

North Korea’s participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea would be “a favorable opportunity” in that vein, she also noted……..


December 12, 2017 - Posted by | general

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