South Korea proposed North Korea to establish a dialogue in “working groups” to resolve tensions between the two nations. These negotiations could be made in the Kaesong Industrial Complex, which prohibits access to Pyongyang Koreans since April 3 and threatened, in case of refusal, with a “serious action“.
“Officially propose talks between our two governments,” said the spokesman of the Ministry of Unification, Kim Hyung-Seok, and warned of “severe” measures to be taken if Pyongyang rejects the offer, but did not said what kind of measures. During a televised conference, Kim called on North Korea to “answer the morning of 26 April.”
The Kaesong Industrial Complex is a shared industrial area, so it is the most representative symbol of cooperation between the two countries, a relationship that has been affected by North Korea’s decision to continue its development plan missiles and nuclear programs.
Meanwhile, Cho Tai-Young, spokesman of Foreign Ministry of South Korea, said: “It is difficult to understand North Korea’s claims. They are absurd.”