Seoul rejects North Korea’s dialogue offer

(VOVworld) - South Korea said Sunday that North Korea's offer for inter-Korean dialogue is merely a propaganda ploy that lacks sincerity, calling on Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un spoke at the second day of the congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea in Pyongyang on May 7 (Photo: Kyodo/ VNA)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un proposed holding military talks between the two Koreas in a bid to ease tensions along their tense border at the congress of the Workers' Party of Korea which kicked off on Friday. In a statement, South Korea's unification ministry said the North's proposal is merely its propaganda drive with no sincerity as it speaks of inter-Korean dialogue while continuing to develop a nuclear arsenal. It pointed out that the North has not halted its provocations targeting the South. Seoul urged Pyongyang to choose the path toward denuclearization if it hopes to bring peace and rapprochement to the divided peninsula.