June 17, 2020 / 6:17 AM / 21 days ago

South Korean unification minister offers to step down, Yonhap says

FILE PHOTO: Kim Yeon-chul, a nominee for South Korean Unification MInister, attends a confirmation hearing for the post of Unification Minister at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul, who oversees engagement with North Korea, offered on Wednesday to step down, saying he takes responsibility for a worsening in ties between the neighbours, the Yonhap news agency said.

(This story corrects the day of the week)

Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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