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Winds of Change in the North-South Korea Relationship?

Winds of Change in the North-South Korea Relationship?

History was made abruptly on Saturday, October 4th, when some unlikely visitors arrived in Seoul, South Korea: three top officials of the North Korean regime. Arriving on the pretense of catching the closing of the celebrated Asian Games in Incheon, the spur-of-the-moment trip ended with an announcement that diplomatic talks had been scheduled for the following month.

The three emissaries- Hwang Pyong-so, Kim Yang-gon, and Choe Ryong-hae- are reportedly high-level personalities in the Pyongyang regime, and hold influence in both the military and political spheres. The North Korean representatives met with the head of the South Korean reunification ministry, Ryoo Kihl-jae, which created an immense buzz of curiosity and speculation in the South Korean media.

North Korea is widely considered the most enigmatic and unpredictable regime in the world, but analysts ponder that this surprise diplomatic visit, coupled with rumors about North Korean President Kim Jong Un’s recent withdrawal¬†from the public eye, could indicate a thawing of the North-South relationship.

One Response to “Winds of Change in the North-South Korea Relationship?”

  1. Jeremiah Song says:

    However, North Korean provocations in the not-so-distant past will not be soon forgotten, and South Korea should be expected to maintain a level of cautious optimism in accepting this potential olive branch. It is certainly the best way for superior papers review to have these things in mind and make sure everything works out pretty well for them.

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