July 11, 2020

Unification minister nominee to seek “creative” ways to facilitate DPRK-U.S. talks
Kim Yeon-chul also says DPRK cannot pursue nuclear program and economic development "simultaneously"

The South Korean government's nominee for the position of unification minister on Tuesday told lawmakers he would, if confirmed, pursue "creative" ways to bring Pyongyang and Washington back to negotiating table.

Speaking at a hearing of the South Korean National Assembly following his nomination to the post earlier in the month, Kim Yeon-chul promised to "make substantive progress in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue."