South Korea’s unification minister visited Panmunjom to call for the resumption of the Korean-North Korean Union China news agency Seoul, September 16 (reporter Zeng 鼐)South Korea’s Unification Minister Lee in-young visited Panmunjom on the 16th on the Korean-North Korean border.He said he would promote cooperation between South and North Korea and hoped to restore contact lines, including the Korean-North Korean liaison office.
In June, after North Korea announced that it would cut off all inter-Korean communication lines and blow up the inter-Korean Joint Office, relations between South Korea and North Korea quickly cooled, and South Korea’s then-Unification Minister, Kim iron, resigned.Mr. Lee took office in July and has repeatedly said he wants to restore relations between South Korea and North Korea.
On September 16, Lee in-wing visited Panmunjom for the first time since taking office.In September 2018, South Korean President Moon Jae-In visited Pyongyang, and Korean and North Korean leaders signed the September Pyongyang joint declaration.
According to information provided to reporters by the South Korean Unification Ministry, Lee in-Young said at a press conference that day that relations between South Korea and North Korea had unfortunately stalled on the occasion of the second anniversary of the signing of the Pyongyang joint declaration in September, but the efforts of South Korean leaders for peace on the Korean Peninsula were still visible, and the agreements signed between the two sides played an important role, such as easing military tensions and making the border relatively stable.
Mr. Lee said South Korea would continue to abide by the previously signed agreement and called on North Korea to also continue to abide by the agreement.
Talking about cooperation between South Korea and North Korea, he said he would use“small steps”to promote cooperation.According to reports, after the new Crown pneumonia epidemic stabilized, South Korea plans to gradually restore the Korean and North Korean demilitarized zone walking tour“Peace Trail”, will work with North Korea in a number of areas to find solutions.
Li renrong said he hoped that communication lines, including the Joint Office of South Korea and North Korea, would return to normal, so that South Korea and North Korea could restart“open-minded”dialogue as soon as possible, and hold small-scale reunions of separated families.In consultation with the United States, he said, South Korea and North Korea should engage in humanitarian cooperation in areas such as public health, epidemic prevention and climate and the environment, which will help build mutual trust.(End)network