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South Korea praises inter-Korean ties for nuclear diplomacy


Mohamed Zerari - Reuters

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:28 GMT

The historic meeting between the North and the South Korean leader seems to have had a promising result as South Korea seems to be showing interest in encouraging dialogue with its rival North Korea, mainly to smoothe the nuclear talks and build sturdier relationships, reports Reuters.

One result is the annual symposium which took place at the Lotte Hotel in downtown Seoul on June 29th under the main theme, "Push open the door of peace, move beyond denuclearisation and strive for co-prosperity," 

The forum came amid growing hopes for peace on the peninsula in the wake of two summits between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un in April and May, and the historic June 12th meeting between US President Donald Trump and Kim.  

It will bring together former and current top Seoul officials in charge of inter-Korean relations and celebrated experts on peace and security issues. Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon and top political leaders, including Choo Mi-ae, leader of the ruling Democratic Party, and Kim Sung-tae, acting leader of the main opposition Liberty Korea Party, as well as Chang Ha-sung, the presidential chief of staff for policy, will offer congratulatory remarks.  

Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon will deliver a keynote speech, while former Unification Minister Lim Dong-won will give a special lecture on the proposed declaration of a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War and a peace regime on the peninsula.