It has been 16 days since North Korea blew up the joint liaison office, which was also a symbol of reconciliation with South Korea.
South Korea's Moon Jae-in administration, which aims to improve North-South relations, is seeking to resume dialogue, but the North Korean side has not shown a willingness to respond, and there is no prospect of a breakthrough.
North Korea is a symbol of North-South reconciliation in Kaesong in the southwest a year ago, in response to a South Korean defector group flying a leaflet criticizing Kim Jong-un. The joint liaison office was blown up.
On the other hand, South Korea's Moon Jae-in administration, which places the improvement of North-South relations as a top priority, is seeking to resume dialogue with North Korea.
At the summit meeting with the United States last month, President Mun confirmed his policy of emphasizing involvement through diplomacy and dialogue with North Korea, and at a press conference held in Austria on the 14th of this month, North Korea If agreed, he expressed his intention to cooperate in the supply of the new coronavirus vaccine.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Unification of South Korea was asked about the bombing of the office at a press conference on the 14th, saying, "The north-south communication channel must be restored immediately without any conditions. You should be able to find it. "
However, North Korea has not shown a willingness to respond to the dialogue, and with President Mun's remaining term of office being less than one year, the situation remains uncertain.