The Republic of Korea has said it will seek dialogue with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in 2011 to resolve issues, including the nuclear and inter-Korean political and humanitarian issues.

In a meeting with Unification Ministry on Dec. 29, RoK President Lee Myung-bak said that along with dialogue, Seoul should enhance its defence posture at the same time.

In the report to the president, the Unification Ministry proposed dialogues with three goals for next year of leading the DPRK to change in a positive manner, establishing sound inter-Korean relations and beginning preparations for reunification.

Seoul will push to bring Pyongyang back to the table to discuss a comprehensive aid-for-denuclearisation, while stepping up monitoring for humanitarian aid, the report said.

Earlier at talks in Moscow on Dec. 28, Chinese Assistant to Foreign Minister Cheng Guoping and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin agreed to urged the two Koreas to jointly mitigate tensions on the peninsula and to resume direct dialogue at an early date.

Escalating tensions on the peninsula may even trigger a war, which is absolute not in line with the interests of the relevant sides, the two diplomats said in a joint statement, adding that China and Russia will never allow any war on the peninsula, or the lingering tensions between the two countries.

The six-party talks were proved to be the most realistic and most effective solution to solving the problem, they stressed./.