North Korea leader Kim Jong Un says open to summit with South

January 1, 2015 03:45

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said there was "no reason" not to hold a high-level summit with neighboring South Korea, speaking in a New Year's address broadcast by state media on Thursday.

"If South Korean authorities sincerely want to improve relations between North and South Korea through talks, we can resume stalled high-level meetings," he said.

"If the atmosphere and environment is there, there is no reason not to hold a high-level summit (with South Korea)," Kim said, speaking in what appeared to be a pre-recorded message.

South Korea proposed on Monday to resume stalled inter-Korean talks with North Korea in January to cover issues including reunions for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

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