The resumption of communication channels between North and South will have a great impact on the relationship between North Korea and the US, the relationship between Korea and the United States, and the situation on the Korean peninsula surrounding the North Korean nuclear issue. The issue of communication with North Korea has already become an important issue and variable for the international community as the international community continues its sanctions against North Korea due to its nuclear development and missile provocation. Therefore, we can expect concrete achievements to prepare the peace on the Korean peninsula, as long as there is an endeavor to understand and solve the issue from the point that the North and the South are concretely practicable.
North Korea has resumed its meeting in two years as South Korea accepted a high - level inter - Korean government talks proposal in three days. In terms of full-scale dialogue, it can be said that it has been nine years since the Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun administration. On the first day of the New Year, the South and North proposed a meeting with the North Korean Workers' Party chairman on the first day of the new year, and the inter-Korean communication channel resumed. It seems that North and South Korea all agreed that it is necessary to seek a common solution to the political and diplomatic solution in the meeting in just five days.
The high-level talks are very important in that the North and South Korea, which have accumulated hostility in a cooling atmosphere, are the gateway to settle tensions and settling opportunities for reconciliation. It is even more meaningful that North Korea, which has maintained a tense phase as a result of provocations and has brought about its isolation, has been in official communication with the South through the talks.
The resumption of communication channels between North and South Korea will have a great impact on the relationship between North Korea and the United States, between Korea and the United States, and on the Korean peninsula regarding the North Korean nuclear issue. The issue of communication with North Korea has already become an important issue and variable for the international community as the international community continues its sanctions against North Korea due to its nuclear development and missile provocation. Therefore, we can expect concrete achievements to prepare the peace on the Korean peninsula, as long as there is an endeavor to understand and solve the issue from the point that the North and the South are concretely practicable.
Our delegation must first encourage a forum for unity by continuing to discuss the participation of North Korean athletes in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, which will start next month. Fortunately, progressive dialogue will be possible in that the North and South Korean delegations of the talks are appropriately included in sports and inter-Korean relations. Unification minister Kwon Gyun-gyun of the South delegation of the talks and chairman of the peace and unification council of the repatriation of the DPRK (Cho Pyung-tae) will participate in the delegation.
North Korea's delegation will also be accompanied by Chong Chong-su, Chopongong vice chairman, and Won Gil-woo, a sports activist. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, It is known as a person who has calmed down the position of the South and has a strength to persuade the North. In addition, Chongpyeong, chairman of the ruling party, is expected to have a flexible conversation as he is classified as "Tainan Tong" because he has many experiences of negotiations between the two Koreas.
Our delegation should try to maximize the value of harmony, such as the simultaneous entry of the two Koreas, and the formation of a single team, focusing on the Olympic issues at this meeting. If the Olympic participation controversy progresses smoothly, we should pursue the challenge of facing the challenges of North and South Korea by expanding them to follow-up agendas such as reunions of separated families and alleviation of military tensions.
The North Korean delegation seems likely to raise military issues including the suspension of the US-ROK training at the talks. The United States is fully open to the inter-Korean talks, saying, "If conditions are met, we can talk directly with Kim Jong Eun." Nevertheless, it was clear that the denuclearization measures were the first priority in dialogue between North Korea and the United States. The North Korean and US stance on the nuclear issue is so tough that the US-South Korean military issue is likely to act as a catalyst for future progress in inter-Korean dialogue. However, if the North and the South repeatedly confirm that "peace on the Korean peninsula" is a common denominator, there is a possibility that they will lead the talks more dominantly.
The Korean government needs to make it a starting point for the restoration of inter-Korean relations through the holding of the talks. In addition, the government should take the initiative in improving the Korean peninsula issue and make efforts to establish a permanent peace regime. We expect that the door of peace will open wide through this inter-Korean government talks.