N. Korea's Kim says open to 'highest-level' talks with South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during an awards ceremony for officials and logistics personnel working in the fishery field of the Korean People's Army in North Korea on December 27, 2014North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said Thursday he is open to the “highest-level” talks with South Korea in a surprise overture delivered during the communist supremo’s traditional New Year message. South Korean media said Kim was referring to a summit with South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. The last inter-Korean summit was held in Pyongyang in 2007 between South Korea’s late president Roh Moo-Hyun and the North’s late leader Kim Jong-Il. The message came days after Ryoo Kihl-Jae, the South’s unification minister in charge of inter-Korean affairs, offered to hold high-level talks with North Korea in January.

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