UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is pleased with recent progress in inter-Korean relations. Speaking to reporters in Seoul on Monday, Ban said the agreement by the two Koreas to reopen the Kaesong Industrial Complex as well as ongoing talks on the resumption of family reunions are the outcome of President Park Geun-hye's new North Korea policy.
"I fully support President Park's vision for a fundamental solution to inter-Korean relations through her trust-building process with the North," he said.
Ban, who is on a six-day visit to Korea, has started reviewing Park's proposal for a peace park in the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas and added that the UN will fully support the plan once the two Koreas reach an agreement on the issue.
Asked whether he would pay a visit to the North, Ban said he is leaving all possibilities open as long as he can contribute to the improvement of inter-Korean ties.