Unification Minister Lee In-young has vowed to focus efforts and preparations to revive the Korean Peninsula peace process.
In a forum co-hosted by the ministry and Gangwon Province on Saturday, Lee said the government will calmly and prudently monitor peninsula affairs and achieve progress in cross-border relations.
He said inter-Korean and North Korea-U.S. dialogue have stalled for a long time since the no-deal Hanoi summit in 2019.
But Lee added that the restoration of communication channels last week has laid the foundation to restart inter-Korean dialogue.
The minister hoped the G-20 summit this month or the Beijing Winter Olympics in February offer opportunities to restore cross-border ties and take a new leap forward toward peace.