Following the joint proposals presented by the governments of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), Bach said he "warmly" welcomes "the joint proposals by the governments of the ROK and DPRK, which have been applauded by so many other governments worldwide".
Trump's comments come days after representatives from North and South Korea held day-long negotiations in the demilitarized zone, where Pyongyang agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics and to hold talks with Seoul to ease military tensions.
The manoeuvers were the main source of tension and were taking Korea into a dangerous phase in which the situation may be unpredictable, the news article said. If the attack goes according to plan, the US could deny North Korea the ability to research and develop its missile or nuclear programs by destroying elements of it with a kinetic strike.
"The R.O.K. Government proposed to hold working-level talks through the Panmunjeom communications channel today (1.12) under the name of Unification Minister Cho Myoung Gyon, chief delegate of the inter-Korean high-level talks, addressed to North Korea's chief delegate", an email from the spokesperson's office read. But it's like having a toothache and having to pull out all of your teeth.
Observers underlined the need to strike a balance between inter-Korean talks on the Olympics and cooperation with the international community on the sanctions regime.
The two sides are continuing talks on a range of practical details in regards to schedules and travel logistics, including a possible agreement to allow a team from the North to scout and inspect locations prior to the Games. But if they do so again at the opening ceremony on February 9, it would mean the South's emblem would not appear on the stadium floor at its home Olympics.
North Korea agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea and to hold military talks aimed at easing front-line animosities.
"I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un", Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
"The South also delivered a document presenting its position regarding the North's participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics and matters on cultural events", the ministry added.
Transporting the delegation by ship, for example, would violate unilateral sanctions adopted by South Korea that ban any ship that visited a port in the North from entering South Korea for one year.
Language in the final joint statement emphasizing that "Korean people" should solve "Korean Peninsula problems" has been compared to the phrase "Uriminzokkiri" (among our people, or our nation ourselves) that is heavily used by North Korea.
"(North Korean leader) King Jong Un and his family is a cult in North Korea". "You have to knock on the door to see if it will open".
Chung Young Tae, Director of the Military Research Institute of Dongyang University, sees an irony in omitting mention of military exercises or sanctions while "still maintaining political motives behind their participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics".
It's been more than a decade since the leaders of the two have held a summit. "It will fulfil our desires for a Peace Olympics".
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