South Korean leader says he is confident North will abandon nuclear weapons.
Song Min-soon, the foreign minister, said the parties could announce talks to end the Korean War if there was progress in negotiations to end Pyongyang’s nuclear programme, according to South Korea’s Yonhap news agency.
And on Monday, Roh told legislators that he believed the standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons programme would soon be resolved.
“I’m confident the North Korean nuclear issue will rapidly arrive at a complete resolution,” he said in a written speech read to the national assembly.
A team of US nuclear experts is preparing to depart for the North on Tuesday to create a plan for future teams to begin disabling the North’s Yongbyon nuclear reactor.