SEOUL, June 19 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's new foreign minister said Monday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) should be denuclearized by both sanctions and dialogue while any of its provocations should be dealth with sternly.
Kang Kyung-wha, the country's first female foreign minister, made the comments in her inaugural address at the foreign ministry's headquarters in Seoul.
With consciousness, Kang said, South Korea should actively address the DPRK nuclear and missile issues that have become increasingly urgent and advancing as they are posing threats on security of South Koreans.
In the course of doing that, South Korea should develop the South Korea-U.S. alliance more firmly, she said.
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