With the restoration of inter-Korean communication lines as an opportunity, interest in the possibility of an inter-Korean summit is growing.
Although the Blue House is wary of going ahead in relation to the inter-Korean summit, it seems that they are looking forward to the meeting within the term of President Moon Jae-in.
Reporter Hong Seon-ki reports.
The Blue House, announcing the agreement to restore inter-Korean communication lines, did not hide its hopes for improvement in inter-Korean relations.
[박수현 / 청와대 국민소통수석 : 이번 남북 간 통신연락선의 복원은 앞으로 남북관계 개선과 발전에 긍정적으로 작용하게 될 것으로 기대합니다.]
Then, anticipation of the possibility of an inter-Korean summit was raised, and when reports of ‘promotion of a summit meeting’ were reported, the Blue House hurriedly denied it.
The Blue House wants an inter-Korean summit more than anyone else, but they are careful not to pour cold water on the embers of inter-Korean dialogue that has been difficult to save.
One-sided advances can provoke North Korea and make things go wrong.
However, there is no denying the goal of holding a summit within the term of President Moon Jae-in.
There are many tasks to be solved before the summit, and the COVID-19 situation is one of the biggest obstacles.
Because of this, the possibility of non-face-to-face talks has already been raised.
The fact that the Ministry of Unification has begun to establish an inter-Korean video conference system supports this.
[이인영 / 통일부 장관 : 영상회담 시스템 구축 문제를 협의하자고 우리 연락사무소를 통해서 북측에 제의했고, 북측은 우리의 제안을 담은 문건을 접수하였습니다. 북측이 적극적으로 호응해서 영상회담 체계도 조속히 갖춰질 수 있기를 희망합니다.]
President Moon has already announced at a New Year’s press conference that he will be able to have a non-face-to-face conversation with Chairman Kim Jong-un.
Although the Blue House is extremely cautious about the promotion of the inter-Korean summit, expectations and possibilities for the summit are growing in the atmosphere of inter-Korean dialogue that has been revived.
This is YTN Hong Seon-gi.
YTN Hong Seon-gi ([email protected])
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