A project to import Russian gas to South Korea via North Korea could be a valuable economic and political tool that fosters more economic cooperation between the two Koreas.
On Thursday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who took office in May, addressed the Korber Foundation in Berlin. He talked about the path towards a peaceful Korean peninsula, and stressed that greater economic cooperation with North Korea is an important foundation to the establishment of peace there.
Jae-in, who is affiliated to the South Korean Democratic Party, said that he has planned a „new economic map for the Korean Peninsula,” which will be put into action if there is progress on the North Korean nuclear issue.
The plan includes a fresh connection between the South and the North across the military demarcation line, an „economic belt” which would „establish an economic community where the two Koreas prosper together,” the Korea Herald reported Jae-in as saying.
„The severed inter-Korean railway will be connected again. A train departing from Busan…
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