Both Koreas meet, Japan praises “progress” but unification rumor denied

A statement just issued by the foreign minister of Japan says ” Their forward progress only enhances the chances for stability both on the peninsula and in the region. Japan is ready to fully participate in working to reach those goals.”

South Korea issued a statement saying that representatives from the ROK had met with “two of the leaders of the new Korean government” and that they are taking steps toward a more just government, relaxed internal travel restrictions and taken actions to release political prisoners.

“We look for other concrete measures in the near future,” the South Korean said.

However, while theorists have frequently thought that the fall of Kim Jong Il might bring about a reunification of the countries split since the bloody Korean conflict that involved the United States and China in the 1950s, North Korea just confirmed to INN “There are no present discussions of reunification.”

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