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Unification Minister Lee meets with US Ambassador to the ROK Harry Harris

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Unification Minister Lee meets with US Ambassador to the ROK Harry Harris

On August 18, Unification Minister Lee In-young met with US Ambassador to the ROK Harry Harris, who made a courtesy visit to the new minister.

Minister Lee expounded his vision to develop inter-Korean relations into a ‘community of peace, economy and life’ through humanitarian cooperation including food and medical aid and reunions of separated families, small-scale trading, and implementing the inter-Korean agreements.

He stated once again that the ROK’s basic position is to carry out policy by reorganizing the ROK-US working group and separating what it can do on its own from what can be discussed at the working group. The Unification Minister emphasized that the two sides should upgrade the working group into ‘version 2.0’ so that it can facilitate improvement in inter-Korean relations and establishment of peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The two sides shared the view that it is important to stably manage the situation on the Korean Peninsula and reaffirmed that both countries should closely work together to resume dialogue between the two Koreas and between the US and North Korea as soon as possible.

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