South Koreans believe DPRK leader’s trip to be positive

SEOUL (Xinhua) – Seven out of 10 South Koreans believed that if top leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un visits South Korea, it will be positive for denuclearisation talks and inter-Korean relations, a poll showed yesterday.

According to a survey by the Presidential National Unification Advisory Council, 70 per cent said that if Kim attends the special summit between South Korea and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), it will have a positive impact on the denuclearisation and the inter-Korean relations.

South Korea’s intelligence agency recently raised a possibility for Kim to attend the special summit scheduled to be held in November in southern port city of Busan if denuclearisation talks between Pyongyang and Washington go well.

The National Intelligence Service (NIS) expected that the DPRK-United States (US) working-level denuclearisation talks to resume within two to three weeks. Of those surveyed, 23.3 per cent saw Kim’s trip to South Korea negatively.

The results were based on a poll of 1,000 voters conducted from September 17 to 18.