October 23, 2020

South Korea calls for revived talks after Kim Jong Un’s emotional holiday speech

On Oct. 10, Kim expressed hope that the two Koreas would “take each other’s hand again” in the near future

The South Korean government is feeling a new surge of hope after Kim Jong Un’s holiday speech this weekend, with the country’s Ministry of Unification expressing enthusiasm for the “possibility of resuming inter-Korean talks” on Monday.

On Saturday, the North Korean leader stood behind a podium and wished South Korea condolences over COVID-19. Donned in a grey, western-style suit, Kim added that he hopes to soon “hold hands” with South Korea once again.