Addressing the second-day sitting of the 5th session of the 14th Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim said all that is needed is that South Korea changes its usual confrontational attitude toward Pyongyang.
The official Korean Central News Agency reported that this would be part of the efforts for realizing the expectations and desire of the entire Korean nation to see the earlier recovery of North-South relations from the current deadlock.
However, it is important that South Korean authorities keep the stand of national independence through practices, not with words, and give weight to and sincerely implement the North-South declarations, Kim stressed.
The DPRK leader added that bilateral relations stand at the crossroads: either to advance toward reconciliation and cooperation or to suffer from national division amid a vicious cycle of confrontation.
Inter-Korean relations have remained cold since the summit between the DPRK and the United States reached no deal in early 2019.