TOKYO (Sputnik) — Seoul intends to develop projects that could improve relations with Pyongyang, Minister of Strategy and Finance of South Korea Choi Kyoung-hwan said Wednesday.
"We will work hard to construct the Peace Park in the DMZ [demilitarized zone], as well as to restore the railway communication through Gyeongui line connecting Seoul and the North Korean port of Wonsan," the minister said, addressing a meeting with the ruling Saenuri Party.
Relations between South Korea and the North Seoul are on a rise after the parties reached a deal Tuesday to defuse border tensions which escalated last week.
On August 20, North Korea fired shells at a South Korean military base across the demilitarized zone in attempt to stop propaganda broadcasting from loudspeakers. Seoul responded with dozens of heavy artillery rounds.