Original title: The Blue House: North Korea-South Korea relations should not be rushed, and South Korea-US communication should be strengthened
On October 4, North Korea resumed its communication channels with South Korea after 55 days. However, the Blue House of the Presidential Palace of South Korea did not formally express its position on the same day, saying only that the Ministry of Unification and the Ministry of Defense have expressed their positions and showed a cautious attitude.
According to Yonhap News Agency, the Blue House explained that the relationship between South Korea and North Korea will be affected by the denuclearization negotiations between North Korea and the United States at any time.
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There are also opinions within the Blue House that with the restoration of the “first pass” communication channel between South Korea and North Korea, it is necessary to further strengthen communication with the North to prepare for the next stage. There are also observations that the restoration of the ROK-DPRK summit hotline, humanitarian aid to the DPRK, the construction of a video conference system between the ROK and the DPRK, and video meetings with separated families will be the main advancement projects in the next stage.
South Korean Ministry of Defense: Looking forward to alleviating the situation on the peninsula
Regarding the resumption of contact between the DPRK and the ROK, the Ministry of National Defense of South Korea said on the morning of the 4th that it is expected that the resumption of contact between the military departments of the DPRK and the DPRK can actually ease the military tension on the Korean Peninsula.
The Ministry of Defense of South Korea stated that the military hotline is the basic means of communication between the military departments of South Korea and North Korea. Previously, it has made contributions to preventing accidental conflicts through the exchange of various telegrams.
U.S. State Department: Strong support for cooperation between South Korea and North Korea
On October 3, local time, the spokesperson of the US State Department said in a written interview with Yonhap News that the US strongly supports cooperation between South Korea and North Korea and believes that this will create a more stable environment for the Korean Peninsula.
At the end of last month, Kim Jong-un, chairman of the North Korean State Council, revealed his intention to restore communication channels between South Korea and North Korea. Later, the U.S. government stated that the U.S. is not hostile to North Korea and is ready for an “unconditional meeting”, hoping that North Korea will respond positively to this. The US State Department’s position this time is consistent with the previous statement.
As early as July 27 this year, the communication channel between South Korea and North Korea was restarted after 13 months, but two weeks later, due to the joint performance of South Korea and the United States, it was suspended until October 4, 55 days later. Office) A normal call was conducted at 9 am, and the communication channels between South Korea and North Korea returned to normal. The South Korean military personnel also stated that South Korea and North Korea also made normal calls through the military communication lines in the East China Sea and the West China Sea on the same day. The functions of all communication channels, such as military hotlines for communication optical cables and faxes for exchange of documents, have resumed normally. The use of military communication lines in the western waters to exchange information on illegal fishing vessels has also been restarted.
However, it is worth mentioning that North Korea has not yet responded to the message sent by the South Korean side on the public frequency of international merchant ships, and the South Korean army said that it will continue to try to resend the message. Return to Sohu to see more
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