18 Apr '11, 12am

Inter-Korean volcano talks 'premature': Seoul official - Straits Times

JEJU - IT IS 'premature' for the two Koreas to hold governmental talks for a joint survey of a North Korean mountain to assess the risk of its potential volcanic eruption, a high-level Seoul official said on Sunday. The remark came days after the two Koreas agreed to conduct a joint on-site survey of Mount Baekdu during a rare civilian-led meeting that experts say may help open the way for official dialogue between the two countries. 'We cannot rule out a possibility that the experts' meeting could develop further (into an inter-governmental meeting) if it goes well, laying grounds for dialogue. We, however, have no intention to utilize it as a formality to open the dialogue,' the official told reporters on condition of anonymity. 'The ball is in the North's court, not ours. The future of inter-Korean dialogue depends on Pyongyang's attitude.' Mount Baekdu, the highest mou...

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