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N. Korea committed to improving ties with South: N.K. official

2015/08/27 16:04

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Yonhap) -- A senior North Korean official said Thursday his country will work "actively" to improve relations with South Korea based on the spirit of a recent landmark agreement between the two sides.

Kim Yang-gon, Pyongyang's top official handling inter-Korean ties, also called on the two sides to move in a constructive direction toward the reunification of the Korean Peninsula.

"Based on the spirit of the urgent high-level contact between the North and South, we will work actively to improve North-South relations, in line with the aim and wish of our people," he said through the North's Korean Central Broadcasting Station

Kim took part in the 2+2 high-level talks from Saturday through Tuesday, which led to a breakthrough agreement in which the North expressed regret over a land mine attack that maimed two South Korean soldiers and the South halted anti-Pyongyang loudspeaker broadcasts along their border.

hague@yna.co.kr

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