The National Security Council(NSC) decided to consult with the North to swiftly open high-level inter-Korean talks following the North's abrupt cancellation of their meeting that was set for Wednesday.
The presidential office said in a press release on Thursday that NSC members reaffirmed that the Panmunjeom Declaration adopted during last month’s inter-Korean summit must be implemented without any glitches.
The council also decided that Seoul will coordinate views with Washington as well as with Pyongyang through various channels for the success of the North Korea-U.S. summit slated for June 12th.
The government will proceed with agreements to observe the dismantlement of the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site and to hold a joint event on June 15th to mark the first inter-Korean summit of 2000.
National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong chaired the meeting, held for about an hour Thursday morning.