SEOUL/PANMUN STATION, Dec. 26 (Joint Press Corps-Yonhap) - A senior North Korean official called on the two Koreas on Wednesday to go their own way without being swayed by outside influence in pushing for an ambitious inter-Korean project to modernize and reconnect railways and roads over their border.
Kim Yun-hyok, the North's vice railway minister, made the remarks at the project's groundbreaking ceremony that the two Koreas jointly staged at Panmun Station in the North's border town of Kaesong.
"It is time to firm up our determination until we can hear the strong sound of a 'reunification whistle' and go forward without vacillation in the face of headwinds," Kim said.
"Whether to make an achievement in the North-South railway and road project depends on our people's determination and willingness. A unified federation that Korean people want cannot be realized ever if we mind how others think," he added.