On Thursday, South Korea stated that it is contemplating to send a special envoy to North Korea as part of its endeavors to get halted nuclear discussions back on track.
Dialogue over North Korea’s nuclear program have remained deadlocked since a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Vietnam last month collapsed without reaching any solution.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who expedited U.S.-North Korean discussions last year, is due to travel to Washington next week to confer on the nuclear diplomacy with Trump.
Moon’s national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, told legislators on Thursday that his government is also thinking of sending a special envoy to North Korea. However, he didn’t elaborate on the matter.
In March 2018, Moon would be sending a delegation headed by Chung to Pyongyang, North Korea’s capital. Chung’s delegation would meet Kim. He was quoted saying that he was willing to deal away his advancing nuclear arsenal.
South Korean President Moon met Kim three times later in 2018. Kim’s first summit with Trump in Singapore last May came to an end with a roughly worded pledge to denuclearization the Korean Peninsula that didn’t possess any roadmap or timing.
Moon’s government wants restoration with North Korea and a brokered solution of the nuclear dispute.