March 01, 2021

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Kim Yong Chol visit to South Korea could result in “substantive dialogue”: MOU

MOU defends government decision to allow hard-line DPRK official to visit ROK

Seoul on Friday said an upcoming visit by North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol had been accepted based on its judgment that Kim could be a counterpart for “substantive dialogue," declining to blame him directly for the 2010 sinking of the Cheonan.

Amid growing domestic opposition to Kim’s visit to South Korea, a Ministry of Unification (MOU) spokesperson urged the public to understand the Moon administration’s decision “from a broad and future-oriented view."