South Korea’s Moon Jae-in-Pledges to pursue peace with North Korea until the end of his presidency

President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that the North Korean leader was unresponsive to North Korea’s proposal to end the war, but until the end of his five-year term in May, he was on a “road to irreversible peace” with North Korea. I promised to pursue. declaration.

“The government will pursue the irreversible path to normalization of North-South relations and peace to the end. I hope that the next administration will continue its efforts in dialogue.” report..

South Korea has called for a declaration to end the Korean War of 1950-53, which ended with an armistice agreement, in order to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. But North Korea argues that it needs to end the US “hostile act” against North Korea before a formal treaty to end the war.

The United States repeatedly stated to North Korea that it had “no hostile intentions” and expressed its intention to negotiate with North Korea without preconditions.

North Korean Prime Minister Kim Jong Un spoke in his New Year’s speech about “principle issues and some tactical directions to be maintained in North-South relations and diplomacy,” with his country, the United States and South Korea. Did not mention the relationship.

Kim aims to strengthen North Korea’s military power and develop a “high-tech weapon system” in response to the destabilization of the Korean Peninsula.

Mr. Moon acknowledged that there is “a long way to go” to “institutionalize sustainable peace” on the Korean Peninsula, but believes that “the international community will respond” if both sides resume dialogue and cooperation. ing.

Meanwhile, South Korean troops said a stranger was found across the military demarcation line to North Korea at around 10:40 pm on Saturday in Yonhap News Agency. report..

According to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the person was first found in the demilitarized zone (demilitarized zone) (the zone that separates South Korea from South Korea) at around 9:20 pm, and a search operation failed.

The military discovered from surveillance equipment that the person had climbed the barbed wire fence and entered the DMZ at around 6:40 pm. This indicates that the breach was not noticed until 9:20 pm.

The person was later identified as a North Korean defector who looked like he was in his thirties. Military surveillance footage showed that the man appeared to be the same asylum as he entered South Korea via the Eastern Front route in November 2020.

“Authorities estimate that the person is a North Korean defector and is in the process of examining the relevant facts,” the ministry told The Korea Times Monday. report..

South Korea has informed North Korea of ​​the crossing of the border, but said it has not received a reply yet.

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Aldgra Fredly is a Malaysia-based freelance writer featuring the Epoch Times Asia Pacific News.