September 17, 2020 08:25
South Korean Unification Minister Lee In-young on Wednesday called on North Korea to return to talks and restore communication channels with the South.
The minister made the comments during a visit to the border truce village of Panmunjom ahead of the second anniversary of the two Koreas' summit in Pyongyang on Sept. 19, 2018.
It was his first trip to Panmunjom since he assumed his post in July.
Lee urged the North to swiftly implement agreements the two Koreas made during the summit in 2018.
He also suggested holding small reunions of families separated by the Korean War at Panmunjom, and said suspended tours to the DMZ could resume once the coronavirus pandemic eases.
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