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North Korea Expresses Regret Over The West Sea Naval Clash

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July 25, 2002

Kim Ryeong-seong, leader of the North Korean side of the inter-Korean ministerial talks, sent a telephone message in the afternoon of July 25 to Unification Minister Jeong Se-hyun, chief South Korean delegate to the ministerial talks.

The following are the main points of the message:

-- "We regard it as regretful that an armed clash accidentally occurred on the West Sea a few weeks ago. We believe that both the North and the South should exert efforts to prevent recurrence of such incident in the future."

-- "We propose to have a working-level contact in Mt. Geumgang in early August for smooth discussion over such issues as the holding of the 7th South-North ministerial-level talks in Seoul, connecting the South-North railway, which was already agreed on between the two sides, reuniting separated families, and implementing the April 5 joint press release and other concerns."