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Reviving stalled talks with N. Korea among S. Korea's top priorities Updated: 2021-04-29 06:53:41 KST


The South Korean government has announced that it aims to revive the stalled talks between Pyeongyang and Washington and inter-Korean talks this year.
The government on Wednesday released its comprehensive plan for developing inter-Korean relations in 2021.
In that document, it said it will seek to establish a "coordinated strategy" with the Biden administration when it comes to North Korea, while continuing efforts to bring Pyeongyang to the table to achieve complete denuclearization.
It said it will continue seeking ways for the North to respond to such calls, adding that, in the pandemic, non-contact dialogue is also an option.
There have been no bilateral or trilateral talks between Pyeongyang and Seoul and Washington since the Hanoi summit fell apart in 2019.

South Korea aims to restore the inter-Korean communication lines that the North has severed, while seeking to establish missions in Seoul and Pyeongyang.
Seoul also plans to work in stages to establish a consultation body to resume communication, since the two sides' joint liaison office was blown up by the North last year.
While seeking cooperation in the fight against the pandemic, Seoul plans to hold cultural events together with Pyeongyang and work with the North to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics.
Yoon Jung-min, Arirang News.
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