In May 2010, Seoul imposed restrictions on Pyongyang, accusing it of sinking a South Korean navy ship carrying 104 people, 46 of whom died. The North denied the accusation.
"On the issue of the May 24 [sanctions], if government-level talks are held and various sub-meetings are held within that framework, I believe it will be the North, which has an interest in the issue, that will bring it up," Jeong said at a press briefing, as quoted by the Yonhap news agency.
On Tuesday, the two countries reached a deal, stipulating measures to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula following last week’s back and forth shelling instigated as a result of the resumption of anti-Pyongyang broadcasting propaganda along the demilitarized zone by Seoul. The sides agreed to hold further talks in the near future.