Park, in her New Year's message said she will end the 70-year division of the Korean Peninsula, which has caused violent conflicts and severance, vowing to build an "actual and detailed" foundation for reunification.

Her comments came after Seoul  offered to hold a dialogue in January with North Korea on issues of mutual concern.South Korea proposed to hold another round of  reunion event for families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, before the Lunar New Year's holiday in February.

It said it can talk with Pyongyang about 'all' issues of mutual concern, including the lifting of the May 24 sanctions  and the resumption of tour to Mount Kumgang that North Korea had demanded.

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