South Korean Foreign Minister H.E. Kyung-Wha Kang outlined her country’s vision for peace on the Korean Peninsula this week at a lunch for British parliamentarians hosted by NTI Vice Chair Des Browne. She emphasized the importance of the international community sustaining a unified strategy toward North Korea that includes opening new channels of dialogue and engagement with the North, maintaining sanctions, making progress on denuclearization, and reducing military tensions.
outlined the recent complex steps that have been taken in support of this
strategy, particularly the historic Inter-Korea Summits and the North
Korea-U.S. Summit in Singapore. Other steps include restoring a military
hotline for South and North Korea on the western coast that
allows military officials to contact one another and an agreement between
North and South Korea to establish a joint liaison office in the North Korean
joint industrial complex of Kaesong (which was closed in 2016), allowing the
countries to have a steady and reliable line of communication.