October 27, 2021

Seoul says second half of 2021 ‘very important’ period to resume talks with DPRK

G20 summit, Winter Olympics are key opportunities for breakthrough, suggests unification minister

South Korea’s unification minister continues to hold out hope for talks with North Korea and a possible breakthrough in the coming months, despite the ongoing ROK-U.S. military drills that Pyongyang suggested would eliminate chances for dialogue.

Speaking at a biennial conference hosted by the Korean Political Science Association on Wednesday, Lee In-young said that the second half of 2021 is a “very important” period to resume diplomacy with North Korea.