South Korea plays down thaw with North
Published on Aug 21, 2013 6:48 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - South Korea's pointman on North Korea on Wednesday played down expectations of any imminent turnaround in inter-Korean relations following a recent flurry of movement on cross-border projects.
"There is no quick solution to a lot of pending issues. We will have to solve them gradually, step by step," Unification Minister Ryoo Kihl Jae told a press briefing.
After months of sustained military tensions that followed North Korea's military test in February, Seoul and Pyongyang have started talking again - and with some signs of progress.
Last week they agreed to work together to reopen their shuttered Kaesong joint industrial complex, and to talk about resuming reunions for families separated during the 1950-53 Korean War.
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