May 16, 2021

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South Korea reminds North Korea that its door is ‘always open for talks’

Unification minister Lee In-young vowed to restart inter-Korean talks during the first half of 2021

South Korea’s unification minister extended another olive branch to North Korea on Monday, urging that the two countries resume talks after more than a year-long deadlock in diplomatic relations.

Unification minister Lee In-young made the call a day before the three-year anniversary of the 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, which vowed to achieve “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” and was signed by both South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.