S/Korean president hopes to restore dialogue with DPRK after shooting incident


SOUTH Korea says it is hopeful of restoring dialogue with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) by resolving the shooting incident near the inter-Korean maritime border.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said this in a weekly meeting with his senior Blue House aides.

“I hope that the tragedy would not end up as just an incident but create an opportunity for (inter-Korean) dialogue and cooperation, and for the progress in the South-North relations,” Moon said.

Resolving issues can be possible through dialogue, and substantive measures to prevent the recurrence can be taken through cooperation, Moon noted.

A South Korean fisheries official was shot dead by DPRK soldiers last week near the western inter-Korean sea border, according to the South Korean military.

The DPRK sent a notice to the Blue House on Friday to explain the deadly shooting, according to the presidential office.


– Sept. 28, 2020 @ 19:44 GMT /

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