RoK's delegation arrived in DPRK to prepare for opening the joint liaison office 
(Photo: Yonhap/VNA)

The DPRK and the RoK are set to operate the liaison office with resident representatives at the now-shuttered KIC, ahead of the third meeting between RoK President Moon Jae-in and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un next week in Pyongyang.

Seoul had hoped the liaison office could develop into a permanent mission and act as a precursor to a RoK embassy in Pyongyang.

Besides, Seoul will also utilize the liaison office’s “round-the-clock communication channels” with Pyongyang for contacts and negotiations to discuss a variety of issues concerning inter-Korean relations, the RoK Unification Ministry said in a written statement.

Both sides agreed to dispatch a group of 50 to 60 staff to operate the office./.

 

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