23 May 2017

News Story: S.Korea's top presidential security advisor calls for contact channel with DPRK

SEOUL, May 22 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's top presidential security advisor on Monday called for the need to restore contact channels with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Chung Eui-yong, who was appointed Sunday by President Moon Jae-in to lead the National Security Office of the presidential Blue House, paid a courtesy call to chiefs of the main opposition parties to ask for a parliamentary cooperation in security issues.

After meeting with Roh Hoe-chan, floor leader of the minor progressive Justice Party, Chung told reporters that the communication channels and the hotline in the truce village of Panmunjom between South Korea and the DPRK should be resumed rapidly, though any official dialogue with the DPRK cannot be resumed at the current stage.

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