North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed that the North-South relations would improve if they exchanged letters with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and worked together.
North Korea may be shaken by showing a mixed response before the next president-elect Yoon Seok-you, who will lead the conservative government for the first time in five years, will take office next month. is.
North Korea's state-run Korean Central News Agency reported on the 22nd that Kim Jung-eun sent the letter on the 21st in response to the letter sent by South Korean President Mun Jae-in, who will retire next month.
In this, General Secretary Kim said, "I highly appreciated the suffering and hardships of President Mun, who was devoted to the cause of the people," and President Mun said that he would continue to cooperate even after he retired. That is.
He added, "We agreed that if we work together with hope, the relationship will improve and develop in line with the wishes and expectations of the people."
On the other hand, North Korea strongly condemns the joint military exercises by the US and South Korean troops that have been held in South Korea since the 18th of this month, assuming an emergency on the Korean Peninsula.
Before the next president-elect Yoon Seok-you, who will lead the conservative government for the first time in five years, will take office next month, there is a speculation that North Korea will shake the Korean side by showing a mixed response. It seems that there is.
President Mun "Beyond the Age of Confrontation in Dialogue"
The South Korean presidential office also announced on the morning of the 22nd that South Korean President Mun Jae-in exchanged a letter with North Korean leader Kim Jung-eun.
According to Cheong Wa Dae, President Mun sent a letter as a final greeting before his retirement next month. We have taken a step forward. "
On the other hand, he said that it was a pity that the dialogue between North and South did not reach the desired level, and emphasized that "the dialogue must go beyond the age of confrontation," Kim said.・ He expressed his hopes for cooperation with the Sogyeol administration and for the resumption of dialogue with the United States.
In connection with the letter, an official of the South Korean presidential office made a concrete request from President Mun after North Korea repeatedly launched ballistic missiles and pointed out the possibility of a seventh nuclear test. When asked by a reporter, he explained, "We are ending our term, so we have conveyed words that emphasize dialogue rather than confrontation."Keywords: