July 01, 2022

Seoul pledges to push for talks with North Korea to improve ‘strained’ ties

Unification minister says he’s willing to meet DPRK counterpart ‘anytime, anywhere’ and won’t just wait for response

South Korea’s unification minister said Tuesday that he is willing to meet “anytime, anywhere” with his North Korean counterpart, pledging to pursue engagement to transform “strained inter-Korean relations.”

Kwon Young-se also stressed that the conservative Yoon administration will abide by past inter-Korean agreements “on dialogue and cooperation,” while monitoring further DPRK “provocations” ahead of a potential underground nuclear test.