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S. Korea to continue efforts for dialogue with N. Korea following provocations: Official
Updated: 2021-09-16 16:59:37 KST
South Korea's Unification Ministry said it's going to continue working to expedite a resumption of talks with North Korea despite the regime's multiple missile launches in the past week and the denunciation of President Moon Jae-in by the North Korean leader's sister, Kim Yo-jong.
A ministry official urged Pyeongyang to return to talks, adding that dialogue and cooperation are the way towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The official also said that the ministry will continue its efforts to manage affairs on the Peninsula in a stable manner.
Regarding the statement from Kim Yo-jong, the ministry stressed that basic manners and respect should be adhered to in any case that the remarks contradict to promoting peace.
This was the first time a statement from Kim Yo-jong mentioned the South Korean President directly.
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