US to continue talks with South Korea on declaration of end of war, other options for North Korean diplomacy (envoy)
By Song Sang-ho and Kim Eun-jung
SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Yonhap) – The United States’ special representative for North Korea said on Sunday he was eager to continue exploring different options with South Korea to resume dialogue with North Korea , including the proposed declaration of a formal end to the 1950s. 53 Korean War.
Sung Kim also reiterated Washington’s willingness to help address the northern humanitarian concerns for its people in need, while urging Pyongyang to stop missile launches, which he called “worrying and counterproductive.” .
Kim made the remarks shortly after holding talks with his South Korean counterpart, Noh Kyu-duk, to discuss joint efforts to resume stalled nuclear diplomacy.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Special Representative Noh to explore different ideas and initiatives, including the ROK’s end-of-war proposal as we pursue our common goals on the peninsula,” Kim said, referring to the official name of South Korea. , Republic of Korea.
Kim called Pyongyang’s latest missile test a “provocation” and a violation of several UN Security Council resolutions.
“We hope the DPRK responds positively to our outreach work.” said the US diplomat, referring to North Korea by its official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
“We will also prepare to work in cooperation with the DPRK to address humanitarian issues to help the most vulnerable North Koreans,” he added.