North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Thursday he is open to the “highest-level” talks with South Korea in a surprise overture delivered during the communist supremo’s traditional New Year message. South Korean media said Kim was referring to a summit with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. The last inter-Korean summit was held in Pyongyang in 2007 between South Korea’s late president Roh Moo-Hyun and the North’s late leader Kim Jong-Il. The message came days after Ryoo Kihl-Jae, the South’s unification minister in charge of inter-Korean affairs, offered to hold high-level talks with North Korea in January.
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