[The Korea Times] NGOs ‘better at solving some of North Korea’s intractable problems’

By Jung Da-min

It is time for the two Koreas to permit private sector exchanges so personal relationships can be developed, the leader of a major NGO says.

“When government officials monopolize and control private level exchanges, it is difficult for people from the South and North to effect real reconciliation,” said Dr. Stephen Linton, who has long led humanitarian efforts focused on North Korea.

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