India welcomes talks between North Korea and South Korea

Vastavam web: Welcoming talks between North Korea and South Korea, India today said any solution to the Korean Peninsula must address concerns about Pyongyang’s proliferation linkages.India also hoped that the engagement between the two countries would help reduce tensions and pave the way for peace in the peninsula.The countries had two days ago held high-level talks at Panmunjom, a village located in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas, amid escalating tension in the region following a series of ballistic missile tests by North Korea. The missiles have the capability to strike the US mainland, according to Pyongyang.

The talks were the first high-level engagement between the two countries after December 2015.At the same time, he said any solution to the regional problem must also take into account and address concerns about the proliferation linkages of North Korea’s nuclear and missile programme.