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Unification Minister: Still Room for Inter-Korean Cooperation

Write: 2019-10-23 13:13:06Update: 2019-10-23 14:34:44

Unification Minister: Still Room for Inter-Korean Cooperation

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Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul says there is still room for crucial cooperation between the two Koreas despite North Korea's sudden announcement on removing South Korean-built tourist facilities on Mount Geumgang.

Minister Kim made the remarks Wednesday during a closed-door meeting with the ruling Democratic Party's special committee on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

A lawmaker with knowledge of the meeting quoted the minister as saying that inter-Korean relations face a “grave situation” and South Korea should keep analyzing signs coming from the North. He added there should be important overtures for dialogue on North Korea-U.S. or inter-Korean relations before the year ends.

North Korea’s state-run media revealed Wednesday that leader Kim Jong-un ordered the removal of tourist facilities at Mount Geumgang, saying it was a “mistaken idea” for the mountain to be viewed as a symbol of inter-Korean relations or common Korean property.

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