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He said even though relations between the United States and North Korea are tense and there are various issues to be solved between them, he thinks the talks between the two Koreas are appropriate, as the South should not cease communications with the North.
"Depending on the mood and circumstances to be created, we have no reason not to hold the highest-level talks," Kim said, calling for a turnaround in icy relations between the two Koreas, which are technically at war.
BEIJING, Jan. 1 (Yonhap) -- Despite no sign from North Korea of abandoning its nuclear ambitions, regional powers need to use "flexibility" in trying to resume the long-stalled talks aimed at making the Korean Peninsula nuclear free, a Chinese diplomat said Thursday.
"In particular, China needs to know how the U.S. views future arrangements on the Korea Peninsula. Of all of China's worries about North Korea, the most serious is that regime collapse -- probably followed by state failure -- could be perceived as a Chinese defeat and a US victory, with Korea reunified as part of the US alliance system," he said.
SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has no intention of absorbing North Korea as a way to unify the two Koreas, but it will seek to achieve unification peacefully and in a step-by-step manner, a Seoul official said Tuesday.
“Problems of trilateral relations are raised at virtually every meeting,” he said.
“South Korean representatives say they will be grateful if the Russian Federation helps organize trilateral projects, helps establish cooperation embracing the DPRK and the Republic of Korea because it’s not only the economy, it also means of stability in this part of the planet.”
The White House has criticized North Korea’s proposal to temporarily halt nuclear tests if Washington cancels military drills with South Korea. Jen Psaki called the offer, reported in the media, “an implicit threat."