The Republic of Korea (RoK) on Jan. 10 rejected the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s proposal for re-starting the inter-Korean talks, asking for the neighbour country’s “seriousness on denuclearisation issue.”

The RoK’s Unification Ministry spokesperson Chun Hae-sung said the talks will be resumed if the DPRK show its sincerity.

The RoK’s declaration was made in response to the DPRK’s call for the resumption of unconditional inter-Korean talks in the next few weeks on such issues as re-opening tours at Kumgang mountain, the operation of Keasong industrial complex as well as exchanges between the two red cross societies./.