North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: KCNA via Reuters

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s top security advisor on Monday voiced a need to resume talks with North Korea, though he stressed that such dialogue mustn’t interfere with ongoing international sanctions against Pyongyang.

“We will have to try and gradually resume dialogue, starting with working-level talks,” Chung Eui-yong, the head of South Korea’s National Security Office, was quoted by Yonhap news service as saying.