Korean leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un exchanged letters in the last few hours in which they reaffirm the need to strengthen dialogue and bilateral relations between the two countries.
North Korea disqualifies Seoul government statements
North Korean media KCNA reported that Kim Jong Un thanked outgoing South Korean President Moon Jae-in for his efforts to improve relations with Pyongyang.
In his letter, the North Korean leader appreciated the efforts made by Moon Jae-in for the benefit of his country until the last days of his term, which ends on May 10.
“Although there is still much to be desired, I still believe that if the South and North bring sincerity to the grassroots efforts made so far, inter-Korean relations can advance as far as one wants,” Kim wrote, according to Seoul.
From the South Korean presidency, the exchange of letters was confirmed. According to Seoul, Moon recalled the talks between the two leaders to change the fate of the Korean peninsula.
Moon Jae-in lamented that the three summits in 2018 had not reached the point desired by both sides and urged the northern leader to make efforts to also establish a dialogue with the incoming government of Yoon Suk-yeol.
The rapprochement between the two Koreas has cooled since the failure of the Hanoi denuclearization summit in 2019 and they are practically at an impasse.