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N. Korea technically equipped to hold video summit with S. Korea: official

All News 16:43 April 26, 2021

SEOUL, April 26 (Yonhap) -- North Korea is equipped with the necessary technology to hold video talks with South Korea, a unification ministry official said Monday.

The ministry on Monday completed setting up a conference room specifically designed to hold negotiations with the North via a video system in Seoul amid efforts to restart dialogue during the coronavirus pandemic.

"North Korea has the technical capability, and there is no problem at all in connecting the two Koreas as long as we adjust the equipment in transmitting and receiving video images to be compatible with one another," the official said.

The official pointed out that the Rodong Sinmun, the North's main newspaper, earlier reported several times that the country has already developed a videoconference system.

The videoconference room set up in the Office of the Inter-Korean Dialogue took nearly two months to build with a budget of 400 million won (US$360,000).

Kim Chang-hyun, assistant minister for inter-Korean dialogue, demonstrates to reporters a newly built video system designed to hold negotiations with North Korea on April 26, 2021. (Yonhap)

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