South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday insisted that more inter-Korean cooperation was imperative for easing tensions in the peninsula, according to local media.

At his new year news conference in Seoul, Moon said that expanding inter-Korean cooperation could garner international support for easing sanctions on North Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported.

“If [we] broaden cooperative ties between South and North to the maximum, it would not only facilitate North Korea-U.S. dialogue but also help win international support in connection with some exemptions or exceptions to sanctions on North Korea,” Moon said.

He added that Seoul will not sit

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