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S. Korea urges North to implement agreements, resume dialogue

IANS  |  Seoul 

South on Thursday urged North to fulfil the agreements reached during the inter-Korean summit and to resume talks a day after cancelled a high-level meeting with and said it was reconsidering its participation in the upcoming summit with the US.

The message was issued by the standing committee of South Korea's (NSC) after North cancelled Wednesday's talks for implementing the Panmunjom Declaration signed on April 27 between its leader and South Korean Moon Jae-in, news reported.

"While reaffirming their stance that the declaration... must be carried out without any disruption, the members agreed to continue consulting with the North side to hold the high-level talks at an early date," the committee said in a statement.

In the declaration, the two Koreas had agreed to work for establishing peace and denuclearizing the

The council, headed by top Chung Eui-yong, also backed the summit between Kim and the US Donald Trump, on June 12 in Singapore, although Pyongyang's statements on Wednesday raised doubts about its future.

The NSC said it would boost cooperation between Seoul, and to make the summit a success "under the spirit of mutual respect".

had announced that it was reconsidering its participation in the summit, alleging that the US wanted to pressurize it to accept a complete unilateral nuclear disarmament, a condition which it termed unacceptable.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 14:04 IST
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