Unification minister renews calls for inter-Korean response system against infectious diseases

Yonhap News Agency | Feb 23, 2021 at 7:57 AM
  • Unification Minister Lee In-young renewed calls Tuesday for building a joint response system with North Korea against infectious diseases to better cope with growing threats from global pandemics.
  • Lee made the remarks during a seminar on inter-Korean cooperation in public health, noting that creating a joint system does not necessarily mean providing unilateral help to Pyongyang but is also a way of protecting “oneself and one’s family.”
  • South Korea has been exploring ways to kick-start stalled inter-Korean relations through joint efforts against infectious diseases.