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Pyongyang's overtures: Caution needed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (far left) and South Korean President Moon Jae In participating in a tree-planting ceremony on April 27 next to the Military Demarcation Line that forms the border between the two Koreas at the truce village of Panmunj
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (far left) and South Korean President Moon Jae In participating in a tree-planting ceremony on April 27 next to the Military Demarcation Line that forms the border between the two Koreas at the truce village of Panmunjom.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Asia News Network commentators review North Korean leader's peace overtures from their country's perspectives. Here are excerpts:

Don't rush into reconciliation
Editorial The Korea Herald, South Korea

Last week's inter-Korea summit certainly brightened prospects for a peaceful solution to North Korea's nuclear armament and rapprochement between the two Koreas. What's additionally noteworthy is that both sides are taking swifter follow-up actions than in the past.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 05, 2018, with the headline 'Pyongyang's overtures: Caution needed'. Print Edition | Subscribe