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Unification Minister Cho meets with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas


Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon met with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the Government Complex Seoul on July 26.

Minister Cho said that now that one year has passed since President Moon Jae-in announced the Berlin Initiative in Germany, the initiative is being realized. He went on to say that “Although dialogue is at its early stage, it has begun to address the denuclearization of North Korea,” emphasizing that “The progress made in the Berlin Initiative is largely because the international community including Germany rendered support and cooperation on South Korea’s policy on the Korean Peninsula.”

The German top diplomat said that since Germany had itself long been a divided country, the German people feel a strong bond with the Koreans as they watch the situation on the Korean Peninsula unfold. He emphasized that “The German government promises to render as much support as it can for the peace process on the Korean Peninsula.”

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