South Korea welcomes talks offer from North`s leader as `meaningful`

South Korea Thursday welcomed a call by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for top-level talks as "meaningful" and suggested the two sides resume dialogue soon.

AFP| Updated: Jan 01, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

Seoul: South Korea Thursday welcomed a call by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for top-level talks as "meaningful" and suggested the two sides resume dialogue soon.

"Our government hopes South and North Korea will hold dialogue without formality in the near future," Ryoo Kihl-Jae, the South`s unification minister in charge of inter-Korean affairs, told a briefing.

"The government takes (Kim`s message) as meaningful as it showed an advanced attitude towards inter-Korean dialogue and exchanges."