According to the Yonhap News Agency, South Korean President Wen Youyin said on Monday (March 4) that he believed that the DPRK and the United States could finally reach an agreement and called on the two countries to resume the denuclearization negotiations at the working level as soon as possible.
We hope that the DPRK and the United States will continue their dialogue and that the leaders of the two countries will meet again as soon as possible to reach an agreement not reached at the Vietnam Summit, Wen said at the meeting of the National Security Committee in Tsingwatai on that day. In this process, our role has once again become extremely important, Wen said, urging South Korean officials to find ways to help North Korea and the United States narrow their differences.
This is Wens first meeting of the National Security Council in nearly nine months, and an important meeting held at a critical moment when the DPRK-US summit in Vietnam failed to reach an agreement.
According to the Associated Press, although the DPRK-US leaders did not sign an agreement at the Vietnam Summit, Wen called the second Jinte Meeting a successful meeting, saying that the meeting reflects the meaningful progress made in the ongoing dialogue between the two countries. In addition, Wen said that after the Vietnam Summit, both DPRK and the United States expressed their willingness not to have tense relations, which means that further progress may be made in the future.
At Mondays meeting, Wen said, First of all, I ask you to confirm exactly what prevented the DPRK and the United States from reaching an agreement at the latest summit and to find ways to narrow the differences between the two countries. Secondly, I ask you to find ways to develop inter-Peninsula relations to promote dialogue between the DPRK and the United States without violating sanctions. In addition, I ask you to find ways to promote dialogue between the DPRK and the United States without violating sanctions. Preparing for the Peninsula Cooperation Project in Panmunjom Declaration and Pyongyang Declaration.
Wen believes that promoting cooperation projects on the Peninsula may help ease the difficulties faced by North Korea due to sanctions, while encouraging North Korea to actively promote the process of denuclearization.
According to the Associated Press, both DPRK and the United States expressed their willingness to continue dialogue after the Vietnam Summit. In addition, the announcement of the cancellation of large-scale military exercises by both Korea and the United States on the 2nd was also aimed at easing relations between the DPRK and the United States, which means that the possibility of further dialogue between the DPRK and the United States in the future is relatively high.
Source: Author of New Beijing News: Xie Lian, Editor-in-Charge: Xiao Qi_NN6799