South Korean expert: 2007 North-South Korea Peace Declaration is dead

05.10.2017, Russia.

The joint declaration on peace and cooperation [Declaration on the Advancement of South-North Korean Relations, Peace and Prosperity – editorial note], signed by North and South Korea in October, 2007, is “officially dead,” said South Korean political scientist and journalist Mahn Jun-seok in an interview with TASS News Agency on October 4, 2017.
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South Korea can send special envoy to the DPRK to start a dialogue

18.08.2017, South Korea.

South Korea is ready to send a special envoy to Pyongyang only if the dialogue with the North Korean administration shows tangible results that would lead to easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula, the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in said, RIA Novosti News Agency reported on August 17. 
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US aircraft carriers left the Sea of Japan waters

06.06.2017, USA.

The Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan American aircraft carriers left the Sea of Japan waters after completing the three-day exercises, NHK [Japan’s national public broadcasting organization] TV channel reported citing the Pentagon’s statement on June 6.

The Nimitz aircraft carrier will continue patrolling this part of the Pacific, and then it will head to the Indian Ocean to take part in joint exercises with Japan and India, after which it will head to the Persian Gulf. 
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South Korea wants to reestablish telephone communication with the North

18.05.2017, South Korea.

Official Seoul declared its intent to reopen telephone communication with North Korea via Panmunjom truce village on the countries’ border, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports on May 17.

The newly elected government of South Korea is looking for means to develop interstate relations on the Korean peninsula.

“The restoration of inter-Korean dialogue must start with the normal functioning of the Panmunjom communication site. There will be relevant announcement from the government soon”, said Yang Moon-jin, a professor at University of North Korean studies and consultant to newly elect president Moon Jae-in on the North Korea issues.
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